Though the Amish community chooses to live without some modern conveniences, they are not out of touch with innovative inventions. These days, sun panels on barns and outbuildings are not an uncommon feature on Amish homesteads. In fact, solar system sales to the Amish of Lancaster, PA are up from last year according to local businesses. Still, the Amish use of solar power remains simple. Stand-alone systems are used to power batteries to run small motors on the farm or family business. It is cost-efficient and reduces the use of propane, gas and diesel while allowing them to maintain their simple, faith-based lifestyles which centers on the value of community and family. Read More