Peace Lutheran Church, Peoria, Ariz., committed itself to caring for God's creation through energy conservation. The parish installed solar panels over three of its roofs, costing $460,000 (leased, and expected to last 25 to 30 years). Arizona Public Service estimates that 95 percent to 98 percent of the church's electricity needs will be met through the spring and fall production of sunlight. Because of the savings, money will be freed up for mission, said Dale Kvittem-Bar, parish administrator.
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