Building Community Power CO-OPperatively: A Renewable Energy Summit

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

An opportunity to invest in Community Power!

As an Ontario resident who cares about the development of solar in this
province, we are pleased to let you know about an exciting new offer to invest in local community solar projects.This is a great opportunity to get involved in a community project for a lower financial commitment. Homeowners with their own solar panels can also take their commitment further and join our members in further supporting renewable energy.

TREC has launched the SolarShare Co-operative to allow allOntarians to participate in the province's burgeoning new energy sector. TREC/SolarShare is a new co-op that currently owns 18 solar PV installationsacross Ontario. All sites are generating power and revenue from solar electricity fed-into the grid. SolarShare offers the public a simple way toparticipate in Ontario's solar energy economy and benefit directly from the province's Green Energy Act and Feed-in Tariff program.

You can become a SolarShare member and purchase a community solar bond thatwill earn you a 5% return. Bond sales are currently limited to one per member. In the next few months, multiple bonds will be available and will be eligible for filing in an RRSP/ RESP or TFSA self directed account.Details of Community Solar Bonds:· 1 vote per member in the SolarShare Co-op· $1,000 bond available per co-op member (temporarily)· 5% annual return· 5-year term. For more information about how to join the co-op and invest, visit or say hello at

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