Louisiana Technical College in Lafayette is offering an introductory course in solar power and renewable energy, starting on Nov. 4 and running to Dec. 11. Participants will be provided an introductory study of basic principals involved with solar electricity. This study will include the basic components included in a solar system; how to decide the best site for a solar system; how to maximize a solar system’s production with energy efficiency; the basic financials associated with a solar system including available tax credits; and how to choose a qualified contractor to install a solar system.
The classes will be held 6 – 9p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and the cost of the course is free to qualified applicants. Individuals interested in enrolling should call (337) 262-5962 or visit the Lafayette Campus located at 1101 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette to complete an application.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.