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!
Individuals can join to support our cause, and whether you are a member or not you can invest and make money. We have a call out for local individuals or companies to invest in the planning costs to make this project happen, at a high rate of return (up to 9%). 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.
SUN Co-op Board Members
As a non-profit co-operative, the SUN Co-op is led by a volunteer board of directors. If you support our goals, are enthusiastic about solar energy, and wish to lend a hand, please consider joining our board! You can inform us of your interest by visiting our Contact page. We would be glad to hear from you!
Arik Theijsmeijer, President
Bob Jeffery, Vice-President
Len Wiseman, Secretary
Andrée-Michelle D’Aoust-Messier, Treasurer
Richard Eberhardt, Communications
Thank you to all volunteers and past board members for their hard work and dedication, making Sudbury a sustainable and healthy community!