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, including Wintergreen Co-op President, David Hahn, and SolarShare President, Mike Brigham, will be on hand to answer your questions about the Abby Dawn solar project and about how ordinary citizens working in co-operatives can develop community-based power. There will be kids’ activities by TREC Education. Enter to win a solar USB charging panel courtesy of BioLite SolarPanel 5!
Enabled through collaboration between Wintergreen and SolarShare, the Abbey Dawn solar photo-voltaic project is now producing clean, green electricity in Ontario. It is the first in Canada to utilize the new Morgan Solar Savanna dual-axis tracker technology. These ground-mounted trackers, follows both the sun’s daily east-west path, and seasonal changes in its elevation – increase yields by 25 to 40%, depending on location and the available solar resource.
Abbey Dawn is the 37th project owned and operated by SolarShare, Canada’s largest renewable energy cooperative. The electricity generated by the Abbey Dawn project is delivered into the electricity grid, along with the electricity from 36 other projects, earning revenue for members of SolarShare through the feed-in-tariff program.
SolarShare offers any person or business in the province the opportunity to build community power across Ontario, and to earn a return by investing in solar projects. SolarShare sells 5-year Solar Bonds with a fixed 5% return that are RRSP and TFSA eligible, and 15-year Solar Bonds that offer a fixed 6% return.Wintergreen advocates for clean, community-owned renewable energy as vital part of climate change action. Wintergreen was incorporated in 2012 and now has over 160 members. SolarShare was incorporated in 2010. Together, SolarShare and Wintergreen have worked to establish two solar projects near Kingston, Ontario.