• $3 Million Raised in Solar Bonds!

    Jan 07, 2014

    SolarShare has achieved a lot of firsts in the past year. This week, SolarShare was the first in Canada to raise $3 million of investment for solar energy. It may seem like a drop in the bucket to a large-scale developer, but SolarShare has a rare distinction. We raised the money by offe... Read More

  • Can Santa Land on My Solar Panels?

    Dec 19, 2013

    It's the question on everyone's mind.  Lucie Normington, one of our youngest SolarShare members is curious to know exactly how Santa, in all his jolliness can land with a giant sleigh and nine reindeer on a house with solar panels. We are all for green energy, but should the children su... Read More

  • SunFunder Powering Off-Grid Communities

    Dec 12, 2013

    Crowdfunding Solar Over the next decade, solar energy will leapfrog the electricity grid in developing countries much like cell phones leapfrogged landlines. I was first bitten by the solar bug when the lights came on at night in an off-grid village where I volunteered in Northeast Cambodia. Famili... Read More

  • Re-Energizing Ontario - Watch the Panel Discussion

    Dec 05, 2013

    Ontario has laid out its long-term vision for energy growth and management in the province. TVO's the Agenda examines how the plan will keep the lights on.  Steve Paikin interviews a panel of experts, including Energy Mister Bob Chiarelli and TREC Renewable Energy Co-op Executive Director Judit... Read More

  • Industry says First Nations key partner in developing renewables

    Dec 02, 2013

    Ontario energy sector thought leaders gathered to discuss aboriginal perspectives on power at a panel session on Nov. 19, during the 25th annual Canadian Power Conference and Trade Show. Speakers on the panel had diverse backgrounds and roles within the energy sector, and spoke on a range of topi... Read More

  • Investment Advisor of the Month

    Nov 20, 2013

    When you say "socially responsible investment," does your financial advisor shrug? Imagine an advisor who researches alternative investments like community bonds and volunteers her own time to educate the public about them. Meet Sucheta Rajagopal, LL.B., CIM, FCSI. Sucheta is a member-investor in So... Read More

  • Zoomers Looking to the Future

    Nov 12, 2013

    Guest post by Mike Ronchka SolarShare recently attended the Zoomer Show in Toronto in order to get a sense of the investment appetite for the group that makes up about 40% of SolarShare membership. The show is Canada's largest consumer show and lifestyle expo for men and women over 45, featuring hea... Read More

  • CAPE Invests $10,000 in Solar Bonds

    Nov 08, 2013

      The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) was instrumental in the recent phase-out of coal in Ontario and is working hard toward the same goal in the rest of Canada. CAPE also fights tirelessly in support of renewable energy, largely on the platform that traditional so... Read More

  • Why are Energy Prices Rising?

    Oct 31, 2013

    (Image: "Ontario electricity rates going up Nov. 1" via CBC) When the Ontario Energy Board announced that the price of electricity is rising Nov 1, it was easy to predict that some would blame renewable energy. An opinion piece printed yesterday in the Financial Post written by Bruce Sharp was a di... Read More

  • 4 Signs Ontario is Transitioning to Clean Energy

    Oct 23, 2013

    Our transition to clean, safe energy production in Ontario may be happening slowly, but it's happening and we want to celebrate. Here are four recent advancements to get excited about: 1. Coal Shut Down Today, Ontario is one step closer to being the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminat... Read More