Solar energy workshop planned

Coastal Carolina University will hold a workshop Monday to discuss solar energy.

The workshop, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. in Wall Auditorium, will be sponsored by the university's Sustainability Initiative. It will be taught by Bruce Wood, chairman of the S.C. Solar Council, who has more than 20 years of experience in the field of solar energy.

Local solar vendors and utilities, including Santee Cooper, Impressive Green Buildings, Sunstore Solar, Carolina Cool and SolarPlus, are expected to participate.

A follow-up Myrtle Beach Solar Tour, held 1-5 p.m. Oct. 3, will showcase Myrtle Beach homes and businesses that have decided to use solar energy.