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Bradley building goes solar

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The first building to clearly embrace renewable energy on Bradley's campus is the Jewish community group. 

You may do a double-take when you walk near this building at Bradley University.

Private investment and donations helped the Hillel campus community group put up solar panels on the roof line two months ago.
     

They expect to save about two-thousand dollars a year in electrical costs.

"God, according to Jewish tradition, gives us responsibility for care for the Earth. So, generating clean electricity is definitely a Jewish value and one we and to promote," Seth Katz, Exec. Director of Hillel at Bradley.

Hillel is the world's largest Jewish campus organization.

That spokesperson says theirs is only the third Hillel building in America to go solar and believes the panels will - almost - totally remove the building from the grid - traditionally generated and supplied electricity.

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