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$859,500 Invested in Just Seven Weeks

Photo of the solar array

Over the course of just seven weeks in early 2018, 94 members of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative invested nearly $860,000 in local solar power projects. This was the first half of the Co-operative’s sixth series of local solar investments. This was the Co-operative’s shortest offering to date, producing a remarkable amount of investments all from residents of Eastern Ontario, …

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Feb. 20 – HOW-TO Invest in Local Solar Power

Pizza Info Night

Last year, a few hundred residents of Eastern Ontario financed four solar power projects including a first-in-Canada solar garden in Alfred, Ontario. For a limited time, interested investors can invest in two solar power project on Ottawa-area high schools along with 17 other solar power projects in Eastern Ontario. Deadline is Feb. 25, 2018 or until all shares have been sold. …

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Feb. 17 – Vankleek Hill: Local Solar Investment Info Session

A group tours the Dunrobin project

Last year, a few hundred residents of Eastern Ontario financed the construction of a first-in-Canada solar power project in Alfred, Ontario. For a limited time, interested investors can invest in this innovative project along with 18 other solar power projects in Eastern Ontario. Deadline is Feb. 25, 2018 or until all shares have been sold. This brief talk will cover the …

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Series 6 Launch Event a Shining Success

Alfred Project at Sunset

In the warm glow of the Red Lion Public House, 65 people came together to celebrate the launch of another local solar investment opportunity through the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative. The staff of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative shared the details of its 6th series of investments over refreshments which started a number of captivating conversations. The Co-operative is currently …

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Feb. 12 – HOW-TO Invest in Local Solar Power

Pizza Info Night

Last year, a few hundred residents of Eastern Ontario financed four solar power projects including a first-in-Canada solar garden in Alfred, Ontario. For a limited time, interested investors can invest in two solar power project on Ottawa-area high schools along with 17 other solar power projects in Eastern Ontario. Deadline is Feb. 25, 2018 or until all shares have been sold. …

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2017 Community Impact Report

2016 Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op Member Picnic

Individual Investments are Driving Positive Change, Locally As a growing co-operative, we strive to play a positive role in Eastern Ontario’s increasingly clean and locally-financed energy landscape. This report outlines the social, environmental, and economic benefits made possible through investment in the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative’s community-owned renewable energy projects.     Learn about our incredible project partners. Discover how …

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Jan. 18 – Celebrate Local Solar Investment Opportunity – Launch Event

Maurice Lapointe solar power project

Have you been searching for a green investment opportunity? Do you want to make investments that are 100% local? Look no further – this is the event for you! The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative is proud to be launching its sixth investment opportunity to finance two new projects: two rooftop installations on Ottawa-area high schools with a combined generating capacity …

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OREC GM Named Solar Woman of Distinction

Janice Ashworth accepting her award as Solar Woman of the Year at the 2017 Solar Canada Conference in Toronto.

On December 5th, 2017 Janice Ashworth was named the 2017 Solar Woman of Distinction by Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE). This award is given annually to a woman who has contributed significantly to the expansion of the solar power sector in Canada, and was presented at this year’s Solar Canada Conference in Toronto earlier this month. As General Manager of …

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Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan Spells Opportunity for OREC

Infograhic demonstrating how net metering works

On October 26th, the Ontario Government released its Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), outlining the future of the province’s energy policies, many of which implicate the activities of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative. The official report, entitled “Delivering Fairness and Choice”, is the first of its kind since 2013, and comes at a time when energy policy has become a hotly …

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OREC to add 1.65 MW in Solar Power Capacity

Rendition of the Mer Bleu High School in Orleans

In September, the Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative was awarded four new contracts through Ontario’s fifth and final Feed-In Tariff round of contracts. Already Eastern Ontario’s largest renewable energy co-operative, these projects will increase the Co-operatives solar energy capacity by 1.65 MW over the next two years, bringing the total capacity to 3.35 MW. Two of these contracts will be rooftop …

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