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Local church turns to the sun for power

Published: Nov. 16, 2015 at 6:32 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2015 at 6:32 AM EST
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(Source: Todd Hoyer/WAVE 3 News)
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JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - First Presbyterian Church has a new look, and a new source of power.

The church received a grant from Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light, making it among five congregations statewide to get money to help it install solar energy.

The church expects the panels to generate 25 to 30 percent of power each year.

"As the cost of electricity continues to rise, and it's rising at about 5 percent per year, we've locked in what we're paying for, for the foreseeable future, for at least 30 years," Trisha Tull of the First Presbyterian Green Team said.

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The church hopes it is setting an example other churches, and households, will follow.

It will even hold a workshop on Wednesday night at 222 Walnut St. to encourage others to use solar energy.

For more information visit the church's website.

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