News & Observer: A faithful turn to a higher power – the sun

Jan 7, 2016 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, State Press Clips, What's New

November 28, 2015, Ned Barnett

Religion and the sun have mixed since the ancient days of sun worshipers, but now faith and the sun are joining in a new way through a commitment to solar power.

Churches and synagogues in North Carolina are being cooled, heated and lit by the energy created by the Bible’s first command – “Let there be light.”

The latest and one of the most dramatic examples of this religious energy conversion is on display at United Church of Chapel Hill. The 900-member United Church of Christ congregation combined a church roof repair with a massive installation of solar panels. The array will cut United Church’s use of electricity generated by traditional sources by about half. Read more

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