Get a look at real live solar installations on free solar tour

Want to see solar power in action?

One Cowichan has put together a tour to let you do just that.

This Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., people will have the chance to visit local homes that are "showing solar leadership."

The tour will be run like a garden tour, with a map to follow, but people free to drop by each location on their own time.

"There’s a lot of great solar activity already happening in the valley," said Rosalie Sawrie with One Cowichan. "We want to hold these examples to show what’s already possible, so that we can do more."

There will be several residential installations on the tour, as well as Cowichan Carbon Buster Peter Nix’s solar array to view.

Nix installed a small solar farm on his property earlier this year.

Locations, descriptions and a map can be found at www.onecowichan. ca/solar_tour.

There will likely be significant interest, Sawrie predicted.

One Cowichan’s local petition drive to call on local governments to make Cowichan the solar capital of British Columbia has now passed 1,500 signatures, she said in the tour’s press release.