• 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

  • The Importance Of Producing Electricity Where It Will Be Used

    May 26, 2015

    Midair is SolarShare's 28th project and grows our portfolio to 4MW  Why is it significant that we create projects in commercial zones with large electricity requirements, such as our newest project in Brampton?  It's better to produce electricity in areas where it will be used, in... Read More

  • After The Earthquake: How Solar Is Contributing To Relief In Nepal

    May 15, 2015

    Responding To The Nepal Earthquake On April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Shortly after, on May 12, another earthquake hit the country at a 7.3 magnitude. The efforts of SunFarmer, a nonprofit solar energy company in Nepal, provide a positive story amidst this tragedy. For a... Read More

  • Earth Day: Why You Should Care About Our New Project

    Apr 22, 2015

    It's Our Turn to Lead #EarthDay This Earth Day, citizens, educators, corporate leaders, and global organizations are taking action under the banner, "It’s our turn to lead." More than one billion people in 192 countries will participate in Earth Day activities and events, making it the... Read More