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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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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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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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Field Notes From Tanzania – Pt. 4: Off-Grid Lodges Powered & Heated with Solar

Solar lodges 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. Northern Tanzania contains some of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world – Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks, and the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro.  All these sites are located surrounded by villages, fertile …

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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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Field Notes From Tanzania – Pt. 3: Increasing Crop Value with a Solar Dryer

Solar Dryers 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. Climate change is already hurting farm families in Tanzania.  The `short’ rains that normally fall in November and December just did not come in 2016 – preventing farmers from supplementing their income by growing fresh vegetables. 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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