• Reflection from a Board Member

    Apr 09, 2015

    On June 18 at the next Annual General Meeting, SolarShare members will elect three new directors to the board. One of our current directors, Jeff Harti, had a valuable experience serving his term and offers hopeful words and encouragement for other members to consider taking his place:   &nb... Read More

  • Community Bond Showcase: Success!

    Mar 23, 2015

    ZooShare, CSI, SolarShare and TREC, working together to achieve greatness.  Community Bonds took on a greater meaning at the recent event we co-organized with ZooShare Biogas Co-operative and the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI).  Members, investors, and supporters from all three org... Read More

  • 5 Things You Should Know About the Team Who Pays You

    Feb 24, 2015

    Have you ever wondered how Solar Bond interest magically appears in your bank account? Meet TREC Services, the team that manages your payments, tax forms, and bond certificates, the unsung heroes that take Toronto Hydro statements and turn them into cash for you!  Thought accounting was borin... Read More

  • Snow, sleet, solar!

    Feb 06, 2015

    How did solar installers Dwight and Joseph from Kingston, Jamaica end up on the rooftop of a SolarShare project in a snow storm?   Through an international exchange program at St Lawrence College in Kingston (Ontario, that is) Dwight and Joseph are studying solar engineering with professo... Read More

  • Community Bonds in Three Ways

    Feb 02, 2015

      Many of our members are hungry for impact investing opportunities and call us lamenting that "there's nothing else out there!" Think again.  We're delighted to announce that we've collaborated with ZooShare, the Centre for Social Innovation, and the Sustainable Economist&nbs... Read More

  • My RRSP Finally Has Impact #2

    Jan 29, 2015

    Rita Bijons has been planning for the future since she became a mother more than twenty years ago. While she thought her investments were socially responsible, it wasn’t until she retired that she really started paying attention to climate change. It was with this critical lens that she revi... Read More

  • My RRSP Finally Has Impact

    Jan 16, 2015

    Personal prosperity and climate goals can go hand-in-hand  Despite having led a socially conscious career as a energy and environment consultant, Kai Millyard didn’t always think of his financial investments as tied to his activism. “The management of our retirement portfolio was... Read More

  • New Solar Bond launch!

    Nov 21, 2014

    SolarShare is delighted to announce that our third Offering Statement has been approved by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and we're now taking new investments for the next six months or until we're fully subscribed. This means more clean energy for Ontario, more members engaged,... Read More

  • Co-operation Across Ontario

    Oct 30, 2014

    Co-ops serve their members most effectively by working together and with other community organizations. Committed to this co-operative principle, SolarShare recently partnered with Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-op and ecoPerth, two groups interested in spreading the benefits of community solar to ... Read More

  • What happened when this woman invested in her community

    Sep 23, 2014

    After 34 years living in Brampton, retired elementary school teacher Pauline Thornham never thought she'd be standing on a two million dollar solar project that she invested in, only 9 km from her house.  On the morning of Sept 17, 2014, Pauline and other local SolarShare members arrived at ... Read More