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Dunrobin solar facility featured on green energy tour

September 16, 2016 – On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op offered a chance for Ottawa residents to tour one of their largest, community-financed solar power arrays – located right in the heart of Dunrobin. Read the article online at OttawaCommunityNews.com

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SNG event provides residents wealth of renewable energy information

The very first stone on the path to reducing your carbon footprint is behaviour. Sustainable North Grenville, a local community group run by volunteers, hosted a free information night about renewable energy on Oct. 20 at the Branch Restaurant in Kemptville. The first speaker was Kim Scott of Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op. “OREC, which has now expanded to all of …

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Paul Dewar joins Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2015 After speaking at the Green Energy Doors Open event on Saturday, NDP Ottawa Centre candidate Paul Dewar has joined the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC). “As we address the severe threat of catastrophic climate change, community-based green energy initiatives like OREC will play a crucial role,” said Dewar. “And with investment in clean-tech expected …

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Local solar projects spark international interest

NEWS RELEASE Oct. 1, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local solar projects spark international interest OTTAWA – Today, representatives from the Thai embassy were given a tour of a 50 kilowatt solar project installed at the site of Ottawa’s Third World Bazaar – which opens for the season on Saturday, Oct. 3 – in Ottawa’s rural community of Manotick Station. In …

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Alta Vista Resident Helps Build a Solar Energy Future

by Mitchell Beer It isn’t every day that we can take the expertise from a decades-long career and put it to work solving one of the toughest challenges facing our world. But that’s what longtime Alta Vista resident Dick Bakker is doing as President of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC), an organization that has raised $3.5 million for local …

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Un 1000e projet solaire sur les toits de la capitale

Les toits de plusieurs édifices de la ville d’Ottawa sont devenus un terreau fertile pour l’énergie renouvelable au fil des ans. Vendredi, la mise sur pied d’un 1000e projet a été célébrée à l’école élémentaire et secondaire publique Maurice-Lapointe, dans le secteur Kanata. «Cinq ans après la création du projet 1000 toits solaires, nous avons atteint notre but et des …

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Ottawa achieves goal of installing 1,000 solar rooftops

NEWS RELEASE Sept. 11, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa achieves goal of installing 1,000 solar rooftops OTTAWA – Today, the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC) invited guests and media to attend an event showcasing Ottawa’s 1,000th solar energy project on the rooftop of Maurice Lapointe High School in Kanata’s Bridlewood neighbourhood. 100 per cent owned by Ottawa residents through OREC, …

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