The Order of Julian of Norwich


2812 Summit Ave.
Waukesha, Wis.

Operational date

June 2009


56.53-kilowatt roof-mounted solar electric system

Total project cost



$19,434 from We Energies
$15,457 from Focus on Energy

Estimated savings achieved

$880 per year in electricity savings


The Order of Julian of Norwich is a monastic order of monks and nuns of the Episcopal Church and aims to renew the spiritual life of the church in prayer, contemplation, and intercession in the spirit of Blessed Julian of Norwich. Located in a farm-like setting on the western edge of the City of Waukesha, the local order has committed itself to sustainability in many aspects of daily life, including growing much of their own food, living as energy efficiently as possible and investing in renewable energy. By installing solar energy on the chapel roof, the Order strives to encourage other small non-profit organizations interested in similar investments in renewable energy. The Order also made energy efficiency improvements to their facility prior to installing the renewable energy system, which allows the 6.53-kW system to provide about 50 percent of the Order’s annual energy use.

Contact information

Mother Hilary Crupi
The Order of Julian of Norwich
Julian House Monastery
2812 Summit Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53188-2781