We are a new community-owned non-profit solar power co-operative, started by local individuals in Greater Sudbury with the help of reThink Green (a network of local environmental community organizations).

Our goal is to build solar energy projects in Greater Sudbury, with the proceeds going to both reThink Green for its community work, and into a Community Environmental Fund for local community environmental projects.  These projects could include new bike paths, planting trees, restoring a river, holding an environmental event, starting a community garden, or just greening up your neighbourhood or school!  This is all in addition to the usual local economic, environmental and social benefits of community-owned renewable power.

In Spring 2013 we’ll be announcing our first major project site, and putting our first call out for local individuals or companies to have the opportunity to invest in the planning costs to make this project happen at a high rate of return.  We’ll also be applying for a Feed-in-Tariff  contract with the Ontario government, which would see them guaranteeing they will buy all the power from the project for the next twenty years.

For past coverage of the beginning stages of this co-op, see these articles in the Northern Life  and Sudbury Star.