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.

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