• This little co-op just raised $5 million!

    Sep 12, 2014

    SolarShare is proud to announce that moments ago we hit the incredible milestone of $5 million raised in bonds, the most investment a renewable energy co-op has ever raised in Canada.  Thank you to all of our members who have invested over the past three years, demonstrating your commitment ... Read More

  • When Can I Put Solar Bonds in an RRSP?

    Sep 04, 2014

      Like many Canadians, do you invest exclusively through RRSPs? As you may know if you've been following our story, impact investing through a registered account has been a long and arduous path. Banks are set up to file investments within RRSPs using processes that exclude direct community b... Read More

  • Ontario Power Authority to Offer 500 Renewable Energy Contracts

    Aug 06, 2014

    The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) just announced they're ready to offer 500 renewable energy contracts that could result in enough renewable energy to power approximately 15,000 homes. The total list includes 490 solar projects, eight bio-energy projects, one wind energy project and one waterpower ... Read More

  • 5 Amazing Facts About Brampton Project!

    Jul 07, 2014

    Construction is now well under way on SolarShare's biggest project yet. "Holtby" is our newest installation under development on a mixed use commercial building on Holtby Ave in Brampton.  1. First in Brampton! This is the first co-op owned solar project in Brampton. Holtby will soon bri... Read More

  • Do Renewables Have Your Vote?

    May 30, 2014

    What could be smarter than getting our energy from sources that have no fuel costs, produce no pollution and can be accessed just about anywhere?  That is the beauty of renewable power and helps to explain why green energy is the fastest growing sector of the energy industry worldwide.   ... Read More

  • Well-known Canadian Foundation invests $100,000 in SolarShare

    May 15, 2014

    SolarShare is one step closer to achieving its investment and social goals after a recent investment from one of Canada's well-known foundations. The Catherine Donnelly Foundation invested $100,000 in SolarShare bonds, a significant contribution to financing community solar projects across... Read More

  • New Solar Projects Move Ahead! FIT 2.0 Update

    May 09, 2014

    SolarShare has received a Notice to Proceed (NTP) from the Ontario Power Authority for six of our twelve new solar projects. NTP is a critical step in moving forward with our FIT 2.0 porftolio. In terms of size, these six installations account for 70% of our new projects. We applied for these contra... Read More

  • Solar could transform the global economy - CBC Interview

    Apr 23, 2014

    "What happened to computers is happening to solar." Armine Yalnizyan, senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives explained today on Metro Morning that the cost of fossil fuels keeps escalating and the cost of solar power keeps plunging, paving the way for a world ec... Read More

  • Old Military Base Converted to SolarShare Project

    Apr 03, 2014

    A former military radar training facility from the 1940s is officially transformed into a solar power producer.  SolarShare is delighted to announce our 23rd project, Vanastra. It was named by our members after the community surrounding it.  Vanastra is located in the township ... Read More

  • Taking Impact Investing to the Mainstream in Canada

    Mar 25, 2014

    Impact investing continues to be a hot topic, but how many opportunities are open to mainstream investors?  SolarShare participated as one of 25 social ventures and over 120 impact investors in last week’s Impact Ontario event, hosted by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing in partnersh... Read More