• Net Metering: What's All the Fuss About?

    Apr 06, 2016

    The term is being thrown around a lot lately so let’s clarify. For those of us interested in the future of renewables in our communities, net metering is kind of a big deal.  Net (energy) metering, simply stated, is allowing those who generate their own electricity via renewable source... Read More

  • A Northern Partnership

    Mar 10, 2016

    We're more than pleased to announce a potential new amalgamation with a co-operative in Timiskaming, Ontario. Green Timiskaming is a non-profit renewable energy co-op that aims to develop sustainable energy projects in the region, and to offer their members the opportunity to invest in them. ... Read More

  • Building Solar on Farmland in Ontario

    Mar 10, 2016

    Photo: One of SolarShare's Dual-Axis Trackers on Manitoulin Island We are strong supporters of protecting our farmland in Ontario. Groups like the Ontario Farmland Trust and the Greenbelt Foundation work incredibly hard to ensure that precious agricultural land in Ontario is preserved for growing ... Read More

  • 6 Organizations Increasing Public Engagement With Solar Energy

    Mar 01, 2016

    Photo Credit: Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE) In order for solar energy to play a significant role in the renewable energy transition, Canadians need to be part of the conversation. Solar energy education is vital in order to garner public support for the technology, dispel myths, and t... Read More

  • Vancouver Renewable Energy Cooperative: Creating Solar Energy Projects in BC, Despite the Odds

    Feb 16, 2016

    For those that don’t know me, my name is Katie and I am the Outreach Coordinator for SolarShare. I started working for SolarShare in May 2015 and shortly after purchased a $1000 Solar Bond and became a proud SolarShare member. I was so thrilled to be able to invest where my values lie. Since I... Read More

  • Putting a solar system on your property: Your Options

    Feb 03, 2016

    We’re often asked questions like “can SolarShare put solar panels on my house” or ‘’can you tell me how expensive it would be to buy a home solar system”? SolarShare actually doesn’t do either of these. Rather, we lease commercial-scale rooftops and fiel... Read More

  • From BC, to the Prairies and Quebec: 3 Renewable Energy Co-ops To Know About

    Jan 27, 2016

    Since Ontario has relatively supportive renewable energy policy such as the Green Energy Act, with a Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) that provides a guaranteed rate for clean energy projects over their contract period, it is a lot easier for renewable energy co-ops to get started in the province. Yet still, re... Read More

  • And the Winner of the $1000 Solar Bond is.....

    Jan 07, 2016

    From August through December 2015, we ran a draw for a $1000 Solar Bond at events across Ontario (such as in Sarnia, Mississauga, and Scarborough). We set up the draw for a couple of reasons (besides being able to make someone very happy!). The draw allowed individuals who believe in SolarShare and ... Read More

  • Response: Auditor General Blames Renewable Energy

    Dec 07, 2015

    As most of us are aware, the recent release of the auditor general's annual report put a lot of focus on spending in the province’s electricity sector. Renewables were once again blamed for high-energy costs for residents. And news of the $13B refurbishment of the Bruce Nuclear Station co... Read More

  • Keep Educating Kids About Renewables: TREC Education Donation Match Campaign

    Dec 03, 2015

    We’ve all heard the bad news: Today’s youth are inheriting a world that is heavily dependent on fossil fuels, plus they are facing the complexities of climate change. But, there are many reasons to be positive! Emerging sources of renewable energy are continually coming to the forefron... Read More