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Business shows environmental leadership with solar

Kelowna local Shane Worman’s head office features solar panels

Saving energy and the environment is important to one local developer.

The rooftops of 590 KLO Rd, which houses Shane Worman’s head office, along with 4624 Lakeshore Rd, a building occupied by Quality Greens and T-Bones, both feature large solar arrays.

Worman said in a press release he has always been interested in solar power and when designing the Lakeshore building with its south-facing angled roof he saw a perfect opportunity to explore the technology.

He found solar has a reasonable payback period while providing an opportunity to show environmental leadership.

“For us, it’s about trying new things and I believe solar energy is the way of the future. It’s the cleanest energy that I’m aware of,” he said.

“We do a lot of development so if we could try it on one and show to ourselves and our clients that it was worth doing then we’d be on to something new that is a benefit to the clients.”

Worman said he’s received positive from the public, with many people commenting it’s something they’ve always wanted to try.

“That was a motivation for us, to be that thought leader,” he said. “I hope we will be an example to others, and that they will also look at systems because of that.”

Terratek Energy Systems installed both solar systems.

For people interested in learning more about solar power, Terratek Energy will be hosting a free informational event on home solar systems Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Okanagan Centre for Innovation. Registration is required.