Community Power Fund Provides Capital To Canadian Solar Projects

The Community Power Fund, an arm of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA), has disbursed $1.1 million in grant money to community groups for the development of local renewable energy projects, including community-owned solar projects.

‘We are excited to announce the approval of 15 grants to 15 different community power groups, representing a diversity of technologies, geographical regions and cultural backgrounds,’ says Deborah Doncaster, the Community Power Fund's executive director.

Successful grant applicants include Next Generation Energy Alternatives, which is installing a 2Â kW solar PV system on a downtown Toronto condominium or housing co-op; Windward Co-operative Homes, which is planning to install a solar thermal system on its building; and the Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative, which has been working to develop a solar co-operative that would enable local citizens and organizations to develop and own large-scale solar PV installations.

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