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  • 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

  • SolarShare Ambassador Program Takes Off!

    Jan 26, 2012

     A new volunteer program has been launched within SolarShare and a team of solar superheroes is now assembled. They are poised and ready to get the word out about community power and the SolarShare model.  'Community Power' is hardly a household name and few citizens know how they can ge... Read More

  • Looking Back: 2011 Highlights

    Dec 31, 2011

    With the Provincial Election, the FIT review, regulatory delays  and other impediments, it is hard to look back without acknowledging challenges over the past year. But due to the perseverance and determination of SolarShare members, board, and staff, there have been far more victories and mil... Read More

  • "Battle of the Gords" for SolarShare Bond at TEA's Ecobunk

    Dec 08, 2011

    SolarShare bonds proved to be a hot commodity at last night's Ecobunk fundraiser.   Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller volleyed with Toronto Councilor Gord Perks in a spirited bidding war for a $1000 SolarShare bond, all for the great cause of supporting the Toronto Envir... Read More

  • Holiday Gifts for a Clean Energy Future

    Nov 30, 2011

    This holiday, it's all about giving back. Friends of TREC have some creative gift ideas to benefit your loved ones and help communities and the environment at the same time.  Adopt-a-Class For the academic types - this season, help students from underserved neighborhoods experience the award-... Read More

  • Crowdsourcing the energy revolution

    Nov 16, 2011

      Chris Nader, Columnist for SmartPlanet, has high hopes for communities reaching self-sufficiency. This is a really comprehensive article about what community power co-ops have achieved to date (despite the fact that he missed Ontario and SolarShare!) Read the full article here.  ... Read More