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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. 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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April 3: SMARTinsights Discussion and Film Screening

There is a big revolution going on in “the sharing economy”. From energy to insurance, people are taking charge and working together to share the costs of alternative energy methods and collaborating to become energy independent. In this short documentary, witness a revolutionary answer to the world of multinationals. After the industrial and the digital revolution, we are now in the middle of …

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April 4 – Film: To the Ends of the Earth

Photo from the film To the Ends of the Earth

SolarShare is presenting this incredible documentary which examines the rise of extreme energy extraction in Canada and its impact on the environment, economy and local communities. The fossil fuel industry's intensive hunt for unconventional non-renewables, including Arctic drilling and shale gas fracking, also gives rise to a formidable array of scientists, authors and activists who envision a post-growth economic future …

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