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Church gets help from above when it comes to electricity
Solar panels soak up some rays on the roof at Ellabell Church of Christ in North Bryan. The church has been using the sun's energy to help power its facility since March. - photo by Crissie Elric

One Ellabell church is making some changes that will help not only the church, but also the environment.
According to Joe Holloway, minister at Ellabell Church of Christ on Highway 204, the church in March began using solar panels to help power its facility.
“It’s something I believe in about green living,” Holloway said. “It has always been a passion of mine, and some folks that believed in it donated their time and money towards it. We finally got it put up and working.”
The church has 12 solar panels on the roof, and though those panels won’t pay the church’s entire power bill, Holloway said the church is considering installing more solar panels in the future.
He said the church’s congregation of about 35 members was behind the project, which Julian Smith, owner of Solar Smith of Savannah, helped bring to life.
“When Julian came up and met with us, a bunch of (the members) met to see about (using solar panels on) their own homes,” Holloway said.
Holloway said after the panels were installed, the transition to solar power was fairly simple.

Read more in the June 27 edition of the News.

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