By: Erica Byfield
McCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - Whether you believe in global warming or not, one heartland inventor thinks he's found a way to get chicken farmers to "go green" all by using solar power. "I've been building and designing solar energy products since, well the mid-70's" said Gerald Guiling.
The basic concept and design are simple; use the suns rays to keep the chickens warm. And farmers have to shell out big bucks to pay for heating in the winter months; because chicken houses have to be at least 90 degrees. "Hopefully the farmers would be happy because it could very likely save them a very large amount money" said Gulling.
Eventually one in Bloomfield, Missouri gave it a go; Guiling has pictures of the solar panels set up outside the barns. Guiling said so far this farmer says its working great; he adds solar power is an option more than just farmers should look at. "We have enough sun that hits the planet right here that we can run the United States of America for days off one sun shinny day."