• Investment Advisor of the Month

    Nov 20, 2013

    When you say "socially responsible investment," does your financial advisor shrug? Imagine an advisor who researches alternative investments like community bonds and volunteers her own time to educate the public about them. Meet Sucheta Rajagopal, LL.B., CIM, FCSI. Sucheta is a member-investor in So... Read More

  • Zoomers Looking to the Future

    Nov 12, 2013

    Guest post by Mike Ronchka SolarShare recently attended the Zoomer Show in Toronto in order to get a sense of the investment appetite for the group that makes up about 40% of SolarShare membership. The show is Canada's largest consumer show and lifestyle expo for men and women over 45, featuring hea... Read More

  • CAPE Invests $10,000 in Solar Bonds

    Nov 08, 2013

      The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) was instrumental in the recent phase-out of coal in Ontario and is working hard toward the same goal in the rest of Canada. CAPE also fights tirelessly in support of renewable energy, largely on the platform that traditional so... Read More

  • Why are Energy Prices Rising?

    Oct 31, 2013

    (Image: "Ontario electricity rates going up Nov. 1" via CBC) When the Ontario Energy Board announced that the price of electricity is rising Nov 1, it was easy to predict that some would blame renewable energy. An opinion piece printed yesterday in the Financial Post written by Bruce Sharp was a di... Read More

  • 4 Signs Ontario is Transitioning to Clean Energy

    Oct 23, 2013

    Our transition to clean, safe energy production in Ontario may be happening slowly, but it's happening and we want to celebrate. Here are four recent advancements to get excited about: 1. Coal Shut Down Today, Ontario is one step closer to being the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminat... Read More

  • First Project in Toronto is Live!

    Oct 16, 2013

    Local SolarShare members are proud and delighted to find a project to invest in closer to home. Our very first project in Toronto is now pumping clean green solar power into the grid and is open for Solar Bond investment. "Goodmark" is located in an industrial area of Rexdale on a building tha... Read More

  • SolarShare-Powered Mushrooms!

    Sep 26, 2013

    Mushrooms may not need sunshine to grow, but SolarShare’s new project is changing the rules.  We're delighted to announce that Champion Mushroom Farm is now home to a 243 kW DC solar project and SolarShare is the proud new owner. 445 panels have been mounted on the rooftop of the comm... Read More

  • SolarShare Pitches Big Investors at the TSX

    Sep 19, 2013

    The sun is shining on the TSX today. After a successful launch event this morning at the Toronto Stock Exchange, SolarShare now has improved access to capital from over 100 impact investors.    The new Social Venture Exchange (SVX), a Restricted Market Dealer under the Ontario Securities ... Read More

  • Have Your Say! Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan

    Sep 12, 2013

    The Ontario Ministry of Energy has recently revealed their Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) and is looking for YOUR feedback on the process. It's very easy to have your say, and important that the government hears feedback from all Ontarians. How to Have your Say: Review "Making Choices: Reviewing O... Read More

  • Referral month winner!

    Aug 20, 2013

    SolarShare is happy to announce that Adam Popper is the winner of Referral Month after referring four of his friends and family and raising $16,000 of investment for SolarShare. That's a lot of solar panels!  We said we would reward the winner with a great prize, and we delivered! This year's ... Read More