With the support of NRCan, CanSIA conducted a project involving community solar initiatives across Canada. The following Community Action Manual is an excellent resource for environmental groups interested in increasing the amount of solar thermal systems in their communities:
The following are some additional resources for community groups:
CanSIA Recommendations Report on Community Solar Initiatives
Community Buying Groups
If your community group has a buyer’s co-op, please contact us to be listed here. CanSIA does not endorse any of these organizations but provides this information as a service to the public.
West Toronto Initiate for Solar Energy (WISE) - Toronto WISE is a community-based initiative in the western Toronto neighbourhoods. WISE members are interested in using grid-tied PV systems for their own homes.