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