The community purchase model was another first for Solera.
Solera started the community solar movement in Ontario in 1999/2000 in partnership with Greenpeace. Modeled after “Project Solaris” in the Netherlands, our version of the community engagement and ‘bulk-buy’ concept, designed to stimulate and engage early adopters, was titled “Solar Pioneers”, the first initiative of its kind in North America. This program, acting as a catalyst for further regional efforts, ultimately spurred the inclusion of micro-scale PV into the FIT program (microFIT) that has led to the widespread adoption of community solar PV across the province.
Solera has partnerships with numerous community groups that are ready to benefit your projects; ask us how!