Carbon Busters host solar event

The Cowichan Carbon Busters are sponsoring a Solar Energy Workshop at Duncan’s Heritage Hall in the Island Saving Centre on Oct. 25, 1 to 4 p.m. Peter Nix, spokesperson for the Carbon Busters, will introduce the speakers.

"Once we get past a few myths, you and I will soon drive home in electric cars, recharge them using our own solar energy panels, and store the electricity in our car battery to be released into the electric grid when needed – just like a BC Hydro water reservoir," Nix said. "An energy revolution is coming."

Solar energy has now become profitable for the individual homeowner, he said, and costs for installation have decreased by about 90 per cent in the last few years.

The workshop will open with the mayor of North Cowichan, Jon Lefebure, who already has installed solar panels on his house. It will have technical speakers and contractor booths to explain how to participate, either as homeowners or as members of a planned Solar Cowichan Co-operative. And, there will be a question and answer session to help people understand how to install solar power.

For more information contact

Just Posted

Lexi Bainas Column: A whole sackful of entertainment goodies for you this week

From roistering at Red Arrow to the quiet of the concert hall to solving mysteries, you get it all

Cowichan trio helps BC to gold at rugby westerns

Team BC wins gold in U18 boys, bronze in U18 girls division

Sarah Simpson Column: Sticks and stones will burst our pockets…

Over the weekend my family of four joined my mom and step-dad… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Vancouver Island man dead after reported hit-and-run incident

Oceanside RCMP seek public’s help gathering information

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Most Read