By Kevin Williams
Solar power is becoming increasingly popular among the Amish and few places illustrate this more than Grabill, Indiana. Holy cow, practically every building has them. See, the misconception that much of the public has is that the Amish are somehow "anti-technology" but they really aren't. They just sort of "cherry pick" as opposed to embracing everything. Solar power allows them to do that sort of cherry-picking. Electric milkers and equipment for one's business are generally viewed as OK in a settlement like Grabill. You won't see televisions or computers, but you might well see an electric refrigerator or freezer powered by solar.
I was surprised to see this little solar-powered "milk house" when I drove up a long-drive way to buy some fresh eggs.
Driving throughout Grabill you'll see panels everywhere, something you wouldn't see so much in nearby Berne, Indiana's community. Spot the solar panels in the photos?