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  • Who Manages Our Electricity in Ontario: A Brief History

    Nov 06, 2015

    Confused as to how our electricity system works and how it has evolved over time? Who are the key players and why and how have rates changed? Put your feet up, grab a coffee, and dig in to this timeline detailing how Ontario’s electricity sector has been managed, owned, and juggled sinc... Read More

  • Solar and the Evolution of Ontario's Electricity Generation

    Oct 19, 2015

    Ontario has come a long way in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the generation of electricity. After all, we’re the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate coal from electricity generation. However, nuclear still represents the major source of the electricity in our p... Read More

  • Renewable Energy & the Federal Election

    Oct 07, 2015

     The Federal Election is occurring on October 19, 2015 and renewable energy is a hot topic. Here is a summary of where the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, the New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Green Party stand on this issue. Only the Green Party has released their full platform, so watch ... Read More

  • Top 4 Solar Myths De-Bunked

    Sep 30, 2015

    MYTH #1: Solar panels require more energy to manufacture than they produce in their lifetime. FACT: A study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory determined that the manufacturing energy cost of panels can be paid off in less than 4 years of energy production, and solar modules can produce cle... Read More

  • Member Recruitment in Southern Ontario: My Experience As An Outreach Coordinator

    Sep 14, 2015

    I joined SolarShare’s team this spring as an Outreach Coordinator; one of my duties being to assist in member acquisition. This summer, we had a goal to recruit 50 land owning members in Lambton County by September 30th in order to build 2 projects in Sarnia under the 4th instalment of the Fe... Read More

  • Sarnia: Solar, Astronauts & Patio Lanterns

    Aug 10, 2015

    Building a SolarShare system in a particular community can take years from start to finish. Once the perfect building is found and all the arrangements are made, the community must be engaged to help push the project through to completion. According to the Ontario government's FIT program, in order ... Read More

  • Solar 101: A Beginner's Guide to Solar Energy Systems

    Jul 28, 2015

    What does Solar PV stand for? What is the difference between solar electricity and solar thermal? Keep reading! This is…. Solar 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Solar Energy Systems There are two main types of Solar Energy systems: Solar electricity, or Photovoltaic (PV) systems &ndash... Read More

  • Producing Solar at the Noodle Factory

    Jul 07, 2015

    Steve Hartman knows a good opportunity when he sees one. With 389,000 square feet of available rooftop space on his two Brampton factory buildings, Steve realized the potential for generating clean solar energy for his community while earning revenue. Steve joined forces with SolarShare to instal... Read More

  • Vancity Responds To The Demand For Divestment From Fossil Fuels

    Jun 05, 2015

    Divestment from fossil fuels is a growing financial trend and one credit union in Canada is finally responding. Vancity just announced that its IA Clarington Inhance Global Equity SRI class fund is dropping all of its fossil fuel companies, making it the only 100% fossil-free mutual fund in Canada. ... Read More

  • Win 2 Free Tickets to TREC Education's School's Out Party

    May 28, 2015

    TREC Education will be hosting its annual School’s Out Party fundraiser at the Steam Whistle Brewery on Wednesday June 24, 2015. There will be a performance by stand-up Comedian Sean Cullen, drinks, games and big giveaways! Come out for an evening of fun to support TREC Educat... Read More