• Why you should consider divesting

    Oct 13, 2016

    What if you learned that despite your best efforts to go green—eating locally grown food, biking to work, buying less stuff—on the whole, you have contributed more than ever to climate change because you have money invested in the fossil fuel industry? For many of us, this is the reality... Read More

  • What About Grid Parity?

    Sep 15, 2016

    Adopting renewable energy is necessary for the survival of mankind, however a vast portion of the population still do not think that clean energy is worth the effort. The sentiment that our energy bills are already high enough in Ontario permeates the media, and sends renewable energy supporters loo... Read More

  • Solar Power: A Brief History

    Aug 09, 2016

    Image courtesy of goingsolar.com.au Solar power as we know it today is a relatively young technology. Whereas other renewables, like hydro and wind power have long established histories – being used on an industrial scale even before the nations of the world started to electrify –... Read More

  • Response: Joe Oliver on Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program

    Aug 09, 2016

    Photo courtesy of Roland Shainidze By Nicholas Shatalow, SolarShare Outreach Coordinator  The pundits can’t seem to get enough of the Ontario government’s impending cap and trade program. Since Ontario unveiled its climate plan over a month ago, the province’s editorialists and other sp... Read More

  • Electricity Rates Rising? Learn More. Have Your Say.

    Jul 13, 2016

    There is an interesting Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Notice in the Toronto Metro Newspaper this morning - and it hopefully appears in a host of other papers throughout the province too. It’s a full-page text-only public service announcement – easy to ignore if you aren’t energy nerds... Read More

  • Does the Three Amigos Summit Signal a Carbon Club is Coming to NAFTA?

    Jul 08, 2016

    Image courtesy of the CBC  Climate change was a central issue to the discussion when North American leaders met for the ‘Three Amigos’ Summit in Ottawa last week. Prior to the summit, a report published by the Center for American Progress urged Canada, Mexico, and the United States “to streng... Read More

  • Four Innovative Uses of Solar Power

    Jul 08, 2016

    Image courtesy of www.solarroadways.com SolarShare focuses on the development of large-scale solar photo-voltaic (PV) installations – harnessing the sun’s energy to produce electricity which is fed into the grid. However, the means in which solar power can be deployed extend well beyon... Read More

  • Carbon Pricing is Good for Renewables

    Jun 01, 2016

    Image courtesy of www.carbonpricingleadership.org Carbon pricing is currently a hot issue in Canada. Ontario is on its way to implementing a cap and trade system, while Alberta is preparing a carbon tax. These two new carbon-pricing regimes will join those already in place in British Columbia ... Read More

  • Response: Rex Murphy on Ontario's Climate Change Plan

    May 31, 2016

    Photo courtesy of Benson Kua By Nicholas Shatalow, SolarShare Outreach Coordinator  As the Ontario government unveils its climate change plan, media outlets across the province continue to publish editorials, evaluating the plan and its implications. In perhaps the boldest take on the plan s... Read More

  • 12 New SolarShare Systems for 2016/2017

    May 09, 2016

    Photo of Savanna Trackers courtesy of Morgan Solar Further securing our spot as Canada’s largest renewable energy co-operative, we’ve committed to developing another 12 solar PV projects in Ontario in 2016 and 2017! These systems will add another 6.5 megawatts of clean energy into the g... Read More