September 25, 2008
Employees from Blue Sky Wind, Solar & Home, from left, Sarah Brainerd, Jesse Gray, Asa Collier and Ty Whitaker install three solar panels on the home of Bill and Lyn Lakin in Leavenworth County. The Lawrence company offers on- and off-grid energy systems, at-source hot water heaters, solar hot water heaters, and wind generators, as well as hydroturbines. Collier, the owner of the company, has seen a rise in public interest as on the grid energy becomes more and more expensive. Collier and his crew installed the solar panel system on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.