RCI Mentorship: Solar Energy
The Fraser Basin Council, Ministry of Energy, SolarBC, T’Souke First Nation and Xeni Gwet’in First Nation partnered on a collaborative Solar Community Mentorship Initiative with remote and First Nations communities in BC. Five communities were selected to participate as mentees.
This initiative centred on the needs of remote and First Nations communities for tools and guidance in planning and implementing solar renewable energy projects. Renewable energy can reduce dependence on fossil fuel, reduce emissions, reduce energy costs and help communities reach their economic, social and environmental sustainability goals. The initiative has helped build capacity by sharing knowledge and experience among communities.
Participants carried out mentorship activities over the course of two to four months during the fall and winter of 2010/2011. Activities were based on community needs, with a focus on project development and implementation. They included workshops, facility tours and one-on-one mentorships in five communities.
For more information, contact Vanadis Oviedo.
Solar Energy Workshop Presentations
Presentations from two events held in the fall of 2010 are available in PDF format:
Solar Energy Webinars
Solar Community Mentorship Program Workshop