• FIT 2.0 a Win for Community Power, Much Work and Opportunity Ahead

    Aug 22, 2012

    The long awaited revised Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program rules (known as FIT 2.0) were finally released on August 10th. While SolarShare is pleased with the new concessions for community power co-ops like ours, there are also new criteria to comply with which pose new challenges. We'll need the help of... Read More

  • SolarShare joins others in Ontario for community green energy

    Jul 31, 2012

    Debates over land-use, energy prices and the effectives of renewable energy have been a challenge for Ontario’s Green Energy Act and Feed-in-Tariff program. With these struggles at the forefront of green energy news, an innovation developed by Ontario citizens to engage more communities in r... Read More

  • Community Bonds – A Primer

    Jul 20, 2012

    Posted by Earth & Money 17 July 2012  Is it possible to invest in a sustainable and ethical fashion that promotes environmental health and a better world without resorting to mutual funds, or some other packaged investment? With the advent of community bonds, it is. What are Community Bo... Read More

  • Another Successful Milestone

    Jun 25, 2012

      Over fifty members joined the board of directors for important business updates, exciting project announcements, and an entertaining social gathering at the first SolarShare Annual General Meeting. A few messages were unanimous from the presenters – that we are unique, we are proud, and... Read More

  • Faith Communities Going Solar

    Jun 12, 2012

    SolarShare was invited to the Solar Open house at Agricola Lutheran Church last week and we were inspired by the multi-faith organizations present and their commitment to address climate change. We helped answer some of the flurry of questions from groups hoping to develop their own solar projects... Read More

  • Forbes De-bunks the Skepticism Behind Solar Cost-Effectiveness

    May 25, 2012

    "Solar Power More Competitive Than Decision-Makers Or Consumers Realize" As passionate solar power believers, from time to time we have our hearts broken or nerves rubbed by the skeptic who just doesn't see the economic potential - and it's not just your stubborn and conservative brother-in-law. &... Read More

  • Green Living Show 2012

    Apr 10, 2012

      Another Green Living Show is under way this weekend at Toronto's Direct Energy Centre. What is 'green living' exactly? So far we know it involves beauty bars, local beers, electric cars and valet bike parking... We're in! Join us in supporting other local eco-friendly industries. Relis... Read More

  • Ontario FIT Review - What does it mean for community solar?

    Mar 27, 2012

      You may be wondering how the results of the Feed in Tariff program review announced last week will affect SolarShare and the community power model. The co-op is generally satisfied with the renewed commitment to creating more solar jobs and growing the solar industry in Ontario. The new commi... Read More

  • New Member Highlight: Our Doctors Support Solar

    Mar 05, 2012

      Over 5,000 doctors across Canada belong to CAPE (the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment). It is no wonder that health care professionals support action for the environment when we consider the world's rising health concerns due to climate change. The burning of fossil fuel... Read More

  • Highs and lows for Canada solar co-op

    Feb 23, 2012

      Article by Judith Lipp first posted in RE Focus Magazine Canada's SolarShare co-operative is all about keeping the benefit local and allowing regular people to own a part of the local resource, but while it's had some recent success, the path ahead looks rocky.   Donning hard hats and... Read More