Comox Valley RD hosting solar power open house

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be hosting a solar power and energy efficiency open house, 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the CVRD’s Water Services Building (299 Puntledge Rd.).

Residents are invited to connect with local solar installers and energy advisors to learn how to reduce their home energy consumption and explore how renewable energy could work for them. Attendees can also learn about how to access CleanBC incentives, CVRD rebates and BC Hydro net metering, as well as solar for electric vehicle (EV) charging.

Tours of a 6.4 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system will be conducted by the installer, Hakai Energy Solutions every 30 minutes, and a number of solar installers will be available to discuss their bulk buy programs. A local resident will also be attending to share his experience with the bulk buy program and how he used solar to power his house and electric car.

The event is a free drop-in style open house, with solar installers and energy advisors hosting educational booths. Parking is limited and available in the ABC Printing parking lot after 5 p.m. Consider taking transit, cycling or parking at Lewis Park or Simms Park. Bike racks will be provided by the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition.

For more information on the CVRD’s solar power initiatives visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/solarpower, and for more information on the CVRD’s rebate programs visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/rebates.

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