Goshen Is a Pacesetter in Capturing a Bit of the Sun for Power

Goshen Is a Pacesetter in Capturing a Bit of the Sun for Power



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Panels at the home of Vic Stoltzfus.

More than a dozen present and retired faculty and staff members at Goshen College have installed solar electric panels at home and are using or selling power to the regional utilities company, NIPSCO.

When investors think of solar energy, Goshen would not automatically be considered a prime contender. Because of Great Lakes, especially during the cooler months, this area is known for its cloud cover.

“But it is amazing,” said Glenn Gilbert, the sustainability coordinator and utilities manager at Goshen College. “The city of Goshen has probably more solar systems than any community in the northern Indiana. This is mainly because of Goshen College and our interest in sustainability. Having more than 17 faculty or retired faculty or staff who invested in solar is unusually high number for a community our size.”

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