Solar workshop, farm tour comes to Wetaskiwin county

Fifth solar workshop shows high interest

The energy is clean, the technology continues to develop, and the workshops have been a continuing point of interest in the County of Wetaskiwin.

On Oct. 24, at the Lakedell Community Centre, the County of Wetaskiwin, in conjunction with Growing Forward 2, Leduc County, the Government of Alberta, and the Government of Canada, is hosting a solar energy workshop and farm tour.

This is the fifth workshop and second farm tour being offered by to the public and this year’s farm will demonstrate its use of grid-tie solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

“Their installer will also be on site,” said Kim Barkwell, County of Wetaskiwin sustainable resource program co-ordinator, for those attending the workshop with more system technical questions.

The workshop starts indoors at the community centre with guest speaker Rob Harlan, executive director of the Solar Energy Society of Alberta.

Barkwell says he will speak to those attending about the the solar resources in Alberta, technology, and costs.

“He’s been provided by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry,” said Barkwell.

The high response to past workshops has led to the need for more, as well as a second on-site farm tour. “People appreciate that,” said Barkwell.

Similar workshops have been held in various communities across the province.

There is a limited number of 50 seats available for the $10 workshop. Pre-registration is mandatory by Oct. 20 by calling 780-387-6182 or by emailing kbarkwell@county.wetaskiwin.ab.ca or at Kimb@leduc-county.com.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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