alternative energy

Jenny Neyman/KDLL

It took cellphones less than 30 years to go from science fiction to everyday necessity.

Electric vehicles seem to be on the same trajectory.

“Before long, many of us will be driving an electric vehicle. And you’re probably sitting there under your breath laughing at me and saying, ‘Oh sure, Bruce,” said Bruce Shelley, director of member relations Homer Electric Association. He gave a presentation on electric vehicles at a Kenai-Soldotna chamber of commerce meeting Wednesday.

Kaitlin Vadla, with Cook Inletkeeper, and Mark Haller, owner of the solar installation business Midnight Sun Solar, joined the Kenai Conversation on Jan. 29 to talk about Solarize the Kenai, an initative to instal solar panels on homes and businesses on the central Kenai Penisula for a reduced rate.

For more information about the program, visit http://kenaichange.org/solarize-the-kenai/