Local Church Installs Solar Powered Garage

Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Photo Credit: http://www.c2ae.com

Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church recently took a small step toward embracing its role as stewards of the earth. After buying a detached garage without power, the church decided to install solar panels. “Solar power made more sense than digging ditches for power lines,” said church Administrator Fred Sterenberg.

The garage only requires a single one by three foot panel to run the garage door opener and inner light, installed on its roof. The panel was far less expensive than installing power lines, not to mention more eco-friendly.

The garage solar panel has prompted discussion within the church to install solar panels on the main building as well. Eastern Avenue CRC actively recycles and tries to use real dishes rather than using paper or Styrofoam throwaways. The church embraces these simple green techniques, “we recognize the value of going in this direction,” said Sterenberg.

Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church is located at 514 Eastern Avenue SE and can be contacted at 616-454-4888.

3 replies
  1. Millie Palmer
    Millie Palmer says:

    Hello Thewmeacblog,
    Thanks for the above, I am looking into getting a Ford Pinto from a man whose house I painted with a church group, my parents have always joked about me getting a Pinto for my first car, and this man had one in his back yard, it needs a lot of work so it would be sort of a project, but my Mom was unaware of the safety issues and says that I can have the car if we can fix the issue. I have already e-mailed two local Ford dealers to see if they will still install it, but have received no reply.

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    Hi There Thewmeacblog,
    In addition to your post I was wondering, Reduced monthly payments on your energy bills. Does that sound like what you’re after? If so, then you’re in the shoes of many other homeowners, and many more to come, as the cost of electricity constantly rises. Installing solar panels is quite possibly the primary option that comes to mind when people think about conserving energy, or possibly providing their very own through other modern, and more natural means.
    Keep up the posts!


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