Event: Viridian Solar Panel Install at Cowichan Green Community
When: April 10-14
Where: Cowichan Green Community, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan BC
Contact: Judy Stafford
Just as the sun is starting to reappear, Cowichan Green Community (CGC) is thrilled to be the recipient of a $10,000 donation from Viridian Energy Co-operative for 10 solar panels. The panels were installed last week by three members of the Viridian team, working on the south facing side of The Station, (formerly The Phoenix) CGC’s building at 360 Duncan Street. The install was completed using a new electric solar panel lift to get the modules up to the roof safely.
“When we purchased this building in 2012, it was our dream to have solar energy,” explained Judy Stafford, Executive Director of CGC. “Watching the escalating expenses of our extensive renovations however, meant that dream had to be put on hold … until now! When the Viridian team asked if we would like to have panels installed as a donation we couldn’t believe it. I understand it was a tricky install so we are extra grateful for their generosity and perseverance.”
Viridian Energy installed a 2.65 KW system on the CGC roof which will produce an average of 1100 kWh annually. This power will directly offset the cost of energy provided by BC Hydro. Similar to other installs that Viridian Energy has done across Vancouver Island, CGC’s new system has started small and can be expanded as the organization grows.
The size of the roof is ideal for additional panels so CGC and Viridian is appealing to the community to get involved. Each $1,000.00 donated will purchase one more panel and the donor is eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
So let’s all work together and make this a start of a solar downtown!
For more information on other CGC initiatives please visit cowichangreencommunity.org. For more details on Viridian Energy Co-operative and how they are empowering communities across Vancouver Island visit viridianenergy.ca.
For more information on this event, please contact the Cowichan Green Community at 250-748-8506 or firstname.lastname@example.org