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Wintergreen Renewable Energy and SolarShare Co-operatives invite you to Celebrate Solar!

Come celebrate and tour the community-owned Abbey Dawn 500 kW solar project on Sunday, June 4, 2017, 12-2 PM, at 1560 Abbey Dawn Road in Kingston, Ontario! Make sure you’re dressed for the outdoor tour. If the weather turns inclement, we will move indoors for part of the celebration. Bring the whole family. Solar experts, Read More

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Annual Green Energy Retreat: Buildings for a Changing Climate

Friday, May 5: 8:45 am – 5 pm Join us for the 8th Annual Wintergreen Energy Co-op Green Energy retreat. This year’s retreat is co-hosted with Wintergreen Studios and Sustainable Eastern Ontario. Read all about it, and register  here. With the advent of the Ontario Climate Change Action plan there is a unique window of Read More

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Exciting local project first in Canada to use Morgan tracking system!

In the cold depths of winter a small group of hardy Wintergreen Co-op members were able to get a sneak preview visit of the Co-op’s first solar project on Abbey Dawn Road in eastern Kingston. The construction company, Evergreen Power Ltd.  gave a tour of the construction site to Wintergreen Co-op President, David Hahn, and Read More

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A Long-term Energy Plan for Ontario

The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) has just submitted a long-term energy plan for Ontario to the Environmental Registry for the province. View and/or download the submission online, or download the pdf here. The Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-op is pleased to have contributed to this long-term energy plan, and we endorse the work of the Read More

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Leaps and Steps: Towards 100% Renewable Energy

You are invited to the 6th Annual Community Energy Retreat! Friday, May 27, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm On May 27th the Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-operative will be holding the  Annual Community Energy Retreat at Wintergreen Studios, along with long-term partners, Sustainable Eastern Ontario and the Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario. Event Summary: This Read More

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This Changes Everything!

While turfing out the Harper Conservatives doesn’t change everything, it sure does change a lot. People who want to avert climate disaster and develop a clean energy economy now have a wonderful opportunity to persuade the brand new Trudeau government to take serious national action to avert a climate catastrophe and promote and facilitate democratic, Read More

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Community Energy Projects

A few exciting updates! FIT 3 Projects It looks like the 500 kw project we’re working on with SolarShare will be built early this winter and the second one on Abbey Dawn will likely be built next year. FIT 4 Applications The application for the Middle Road 500 kW ground mount has ben submitted and Read More

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Doing Well While Doing Good: Raising Community Capital

On June 19th the Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-operative will be holding the 5th Annual Community Energy Retreat at Wintergreen Studios, along with long-term partners, Sustainable Eastern Ontario and the Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario. Event Summary: This year’s retreat will feature case studies and examples of how community funds were leveraged for a variety Read More

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Annual AGM … and transparent solar cells!

Much has been happening… so much, in fact, that we haven’t posted on the website for some time! (for almost daily postings, check our Facebook page). We held our Annual General Meeting on January 30, and learned all about “Zoo Poo” from Daniel Bida, Executive Director of ZooShare.  ZooShare is a sister co-op, engaged in Read More