By LESLIE COLLINS
May 29, 2013
Thanks to a Northeast High School alum, Nueva Vida (New Life) Church in Historic Northeast is harnessing the power of the sun to reduce electricity costs.
Solar panels now line the church’s flat roof, soaking up the sun and saving the church thousands.
Located at 141 N. Lawndale Ave., the building is more than 100 years old and the cost of heating and cooling the building ranged from $2,000 to $4,000 per month.
“We were spending so much money on electricity,” Nueva Vida Pastor Sam DeLeon said. “It’s (solar