Solar Panels

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The Indiana NAACP announced on Friday it will help fund the installation of solar panels on the roof of a community center in Evansville.

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Solar advocates have come out against the Indiana utility Vectren’s plan to pay customers with solar panels less for the energy they generate for the grid. Republican state lawmaker and solar customer Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) is one of those critics. 

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A faith group aims to help put solar panels on 20 evangelical churches around the state and reduce energy use at some of their members’ homes by 25 percent. Creation Care Partners hopes churches can put politics aside and do what’s best for God’s Earth. 

Courtesy Purdue University

  Duke Energy officials say the company will install its first field of solar panels on a university campus in Indiana when it puts 7,000 photovoltaic cells in Purdue University’s Discovery Park.

 

Duke spokesman Lew Middleton says the panels could generate enough power to run more than 200 homes, though he says the electricity generated will be distributed to the wider grid and will not necessarily stay in the Greater Lafayette area.