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Elevate for the Environment

Introducing the latest project by Cody & Megan Kelso; this time to assist Gibsons Heritage Playhouse become more energy efficient

SCCSA Board members Cody and Megan Kelso will spend 100 hours up a scissor lift (thanks to Olson Electric) from April 14-18. On this fund-raising mission, their goal is to raise $20,000 for the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons for much needed energy upgrades (heat pumps!) and also raise $10,000 for the Nature Trust of BC to help with all the great work by that organization to keep our province green and protect land, animals & habitat (including places here on the Sunshine Coast).  
Please contact Megan at if you can help out by doing a monitoring shift (we are looking for people to watch over Megan and Cody from 10pm to 6am). The pair will be in Sechelt from noon on the 14th to 2pm on the 16th and in Gibsons from 3pm on the 16th to 5pm on the 18th.  They are collecting bottles! Drop off your bottles as the depot in Sechelt on April 2
11am- 2pm 
For more info, email Megan at   
or donate at:
Did you know?       ~  The SC Community Solar association isn’t just about solar.
    Our mission is not only to promote and educate about solar as an important part of the transition to renewable energy but a key purpose is to “promote energy conservation as a fundamental component of any energy strategy” (from the SCCSA constitution)
On Feb. 17th, Gerry Pageau presented the results of the energy audit he carried out helped by intern Kahlid Kurshed.

The SCCSA expresses thanks and gratitude to Gerry for the amazing work he did mentoring and completing the complex audits to a high degree of professionalism.
The SCRD staff and board of directors were very appreciative of the detailed energy audits for 16 of their buildings. Pageau explained how the audits were carried out with the assistance of a University of Victoria engineering intern student in the summer of 2021. The many hours spent completing the reports after intern Khalid returned to his studies were evident. Gerry says, “For each of the 12 buildings which were found suitable for solar, we provided a detailed report outlining insolation, shading, proposed PV panel layouts and expected monthly energy production for a typical year. We also submitted a general audit report for seven of the buildings listing energy conservation measures found. In all, 80 ECMs were proposed, along with estimates of GHG savings, energy savings, cost of implementation and simple payback. A further seven reports are in progress.” 

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