Incentives of up to $25

Larger grants available from Solar Colwood, CRD

Commercial, condo buildings, may qualify for discounts

Solar Colwood’s grant program has been so successful in homes that the organization is now offering larger grants to help businesses and multi-dwelling buildings convert to solar-powered hot water systems.

The new incentives provide a 20-per-cent discount for privately owned buildings and 25-per-cent off for public, non-profit or strata-owned buildings, up to $25,000 when switching to solar hot water.

“We’ve had great participation from homes, but this technology is appropriate for larger properties and businesses, as well, to see large savings,” says Glenys Verhulst with Solar Colwood. “This makes it easier now for larger users of hot water to benefit from collecting free energy from the sun.”

Solar Colwood lists buildings such as hotels, condominiums and fitness centres as some of the examples of larger properties that can benefit.

The smaller incentives for residential properties are still available, and cover a third of the cost of switching to solar, up to a maximum of $4,000.

For more information, call 250-216-7527 or visit solarcolwood.ca, or crd.bc.ca.

acowan@goldstreamgazette.com

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