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  • SunFunder Powering Off-Grid Communities

    Dec 12, 2013

    Crowdfunding Solar Over the next decade, solar energy will leapfrog the electricity grid in developing countries much like cell phones leapfrogged landlines. I was first bitten by the solar bug when the lights came on at night in an off-grid village where I volunteered in Northeast Cambodia. Famili... Read More

  • Re-Energizing Ontario - Watch the Panel Discussion

    Dec 05, 2013

    Ontario has laid out its long-term vision for energy growth and management in the province. TVO's the Agenda examines how the plan will keep the lights on.  Steve Paikin interviews a panel of experts, including Energy Mister Bob Chiarelli and TREC Renewable Energy Co-op Executive Director Judit... Read More

  • Industry says First Nations key partner in developing renewables

    Dec 02, 2013

    Ontario energy sector thought leaders gathered to discuss aboriginal perspectives on power at a panel session on Nov. 19, during the 25th annual Canadian Power Conference and Trade Show. Speakers on the panel had diverse backgrounds and roles within the energy sector, and spoke on a range of topi... Read More

  • 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