• 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

  • New solar facility in London means new green jobs

    Mar 20, 2014

    The recent opening of the new Canadian Solar Inc. manufacturing facility in London, Ontario means at least 200 new green jobs. The new facility is one of the four facilities created by Samsung Renewable Energy Inc under the Ontario government’s Green Energy Investment Agreement (GEIA). ​ Imag... Read More

  • How to Green your RRSP / TFSAs

    Mar 06, 2014

    Timothy Nash is an economics professor at Sheridan College in Toronto, Canada. On his blog (The Sustainable Economist) this week, he wrote a short piece recommending three smart strategies for Canadians who are looking for a way to invest their RRSP rebate money.  Read the full story below (... Read More

  • Do Women Actually Lead The Way On Solar?

    Feb 21, 2014

    In a tech industry dominated by men, one would think that men are the ones making the decision to go solar. Right? Not quite. Recent findings show it may be just the opposite. Two American women in the solar industry, Raina Russo and Glenna Wiseman conducted a survey to find out whether m... Read More

  • Do your homework if you want to invest in a socially responsible way

    Feb 06, 2014

    Brad Cundiff is a senior partner at Green Living Communications. As a guest blogger for Environmental Defence this week, he wrote a personal piece reflecting his frustration with the typical "greenwashing" that goes on within the investment community.    Most of us searching hap... Read More

  • 5 Reasons Solar Won in 2013

    Jan 14, 2014

    Solar made a serious comeback in 2013 after two difficult years that saw slowed growth. Photovoltaic (PV) installations exceeded wind for the first time, and Bloomberg estimated that 36.7 gigawatts of solar were added globally last year.   Here are five reasons 2013 was solar’s year... Read More