The Brahma Kumari spiritual community in Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, seeks to live a life in harmony with nature. Their solution to the need for power for residents and the 20,000 pilgrims a year? A solar farm being built with backing from the Indian and German governments. Germany is a leader in solar energy and is sharing its technical expertise.
It seems to me that the appeal of solar and wind energy to the spiritual impulse in humankind is an advantage over dirty oil and coal, which are obviously soul-deadening, and that ashrams and churches could play an important grassroots role in installing ever-cheaper solar panels.