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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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Employment Opportunities

Close-up photo of solar PV panels

There are no employment opportunities at this time. Please feel free to subscribe to our bi-monthly e-newsletter for future opportunities, as well as the latest news about the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative.

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April 24 – Diversify your Portfolio with Local Solar Power

Solar panels on the Maurice-Lapointe schoold in Kanata

OREC’s 650+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Join OREC at the Sustainable Capacity Centre for an informative talk on: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; Investment opportunities in local solar power; Trends in community power. When: Monday, April 24, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Where: OREC’s office at 969 Wellington St. …

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April 11 – Information Session at the Innovation Centre

OREC's 650+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Join OREC at the Innovation Centre for an informative talk on: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; Investment opportunities in local solar power; Trends in community power. When: Tuesday, April 11, 12:00 PM to 1 PM – Bring your lunch! Where: Innovation Centre at …

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April 10 – Information Session in Alfred

Map of Prescott Russell

Have you heard about Prescott Russell’s first community-owned solar power project? Join us for an informative talk on the benefits of community ownership of renewable energy projects.  Topics to be covered include: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; New project in Alfred, Ontario; Investment opportunities; Trends in community power. When: Monday, April 10, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Where: Alfred Recreation …

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March 16 – Talk on Sustainable Investing

Come celebrate the launch of BuySomeGood with us! “Where money has meaning for people and the planet” Bring your lunch and learn about sustainable investing from Tina Crouse.  For the past 7 years, Tina has dedicated herself to supporting social finance in Canada. She has continued to coach in social enterprise and social finance while deepening her knowledge of social …

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Field Notes From Tanzania – Part 1: Innovative Use of Solar Radios

FRI broadcasters in Tanzania

Roger Peters, an OREC Board Member, shares with us how solar technology is being used in Tanzania in a four part blog series. If you are poor farmer in rural Tanzania with cell phone service but no electric power or internet, how do you get ahead? First you form a radio listening group with other women in your community and …

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Feb. 4 – Solar Power Cooperative: The Right Way

Map of Prescott Russell

Have you heard about Prescott Russell's first community-owned solar power project? Join us for an informative talk on the benefits of community ownership of renewable energy projects.  Topics to be covered include: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; New project in Prescott Russell; Investment opportunities for new members; Trends in community power; Trends in impact investing. Invite your family, friends, and …

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Feb. 6 – Investor Information Session in the Glebe

Ribbon Cutting at Presland

OREC's 600+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Class A Preference Shares and Member Investment Notes are now available for purchase! These securities are available to members of OREC to finance four solar power project that will feed electricity into Ontario’s power grid. Residents of Eastern Ontario can become a member …

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