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On Our Radar: What is community solar? Find out at this Kamloops talk

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If you've ever been interested in learning how to install a solar-powered system in your home, there's an upcoming event at Thompson Rivers University to take note of.

The Kamloops Chapter of the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) will be bringing in Rob Baxter to speak about community solar at their annual general meeting on Nov. 14.

Baxter is the founder and CEO of SolShare Energy, a community-owned solar energy project in B.C. 

Community solar means a solar power installation whose ownership and/or electricity is shared by members of a community. There are a variety of models operating in the province and around the world. The project may be owned by a municipality, a First Nation, a strata, a cooperative or individual investors. Owners may utilize the electricity directly or they may share in its profits.

The info session will showcase how people can invest in solar within their budgets and circumstances. 

"We welcome individuals who are curious about investing in a solar installation, owners of buildings that could be a suitable host site for a large solar installation, and anyone who wants to see broader public access to clean solar energy," reads a press release.

The association’s business meeting will take about 20 minutes and will be followed by Baxter’s presentation. There will be plenty of time allotted for questions.

The event will kick off at 7 p.m. in room 1015 (located inside the international building).

Admission is by donation.

For more information, you can reach BCSEA at or at 250-574-0728.