First Things First presents:
Vehicles, Solar Panels and Conservation
When: Saturday April 6th, 2019
Time: 11am - 5pm
Where: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver BC
Join us for a free event to "kick the tires" of electric vehicles, solar panels, and energy conservation ideas. Adopting these energy solutions is the most effective way for individuals to reduce their carbon emissions. The wine shop will be open for tastings and the Sonora Room has agreed to offer an inexpensive lunch. So, come and check out the vehicles, admire your reflection in the solar panels, enjoy a glass of wine, and try out an electric bicycle. The future is electric.
All Day Events
Solar Panel Installers - Swiss Solar Tech, Skyfire & Argon Electric Visit their displays to learn about the latest in solar PV technology and costs of installation)
Energy storage for home
Skyfire will have a power wall on display
Home owners with solar power
Electric Car Dealers
Visit the various dealerships to learn about their latest models, advantages, and rebates
Electric Car Owners
Several electric car owners are on site with their vehicles. Ask them about the fun of owning an EV
Electric Bike Dealers
Visit the bike dealers and take a spin on an electric bike. Going up hill is a breeze
Electric Boat Dealers
Kelowna has its own electric boat manufacturer – Templar Marine. Check out their boat on display
Do you use a quad in your business or like exploring the back country with one? Check out the electric quad on display
Promoters of Alternate Energy and/or Energy Efficiency
Several organizations promoting alternate energy, energy conservation, the electric highway, are on site. Get the skinny on ways to reduce your energy consumption and lower your carbon footprint.
11 AM: Jim Wyse, owner of Burrowing Owl Winery, will give a short talk on his experience in powering Burrowing Owl using solar hot water and solar PV.
1 PM: Carol Suhan from FORTIS will talk about ways to make your home more energy efficient and the rebates available to help you do that.
2 PM: Bruce Stout from Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association will talk about his cross Canada trip in his Tesla
3 PM: Gord Lovegrove from UBC OK will talk about his idea for an electric train system for the Okanagan Valley