An inspired leader and a willing congregation reaped unexpected benefits when they fitted their church with solar heaters.
The Revered Poole (left) and two members of his congregation in front of the homebuilt solar heaters that send warmed air to either the Sunday school building or the church sanctuary as it's needed. The heaters save the organization some 55% on its fuel bills.
Photo by Jim Strothman
The black-painted, cut-in-half aluminum cans used in the project were donated by the local fire department.
Fans pull air from the collectors and push it through the building's ducts and vents.
Rev. Poole's solar heaters have attracted attention from all around the world.