Renewable Energy Information Resource for Condos and Co-ops

When 50 people from multi-unit residential buildings attended a late September 2006 meeting at the Harbourfront Community Centre, it confirmed that there is great interest among many people in seeing solar water heating and solar electricity-generating projects sprout on the rooftops of downtown condominiums and cooperative housing buildings. More than 50% of Toronto residents live in multi-unit buildings, yet there are financial and other challenges that make it difficult to establish solar energy projects on their rooftops.

Since that time, the Tower Power Toronto project (formerly the Downtown West Multi-Unit Solar Energy project), an all-volunteer working group, has brought together representatives of corporations, government, not-for-profit organizations and interested residents in order to catalyze discussion around rooftop solar for condo and co-op residences. Several of the co-ops and condos that are members of the Tower Power Toronto project are working on their own energy conservation and renewable energy projects.

At our bi-monthly meetings, participating co-ops and condos report on the progress they have made on their projects, sharing the challenges and opportunities and building on the experiences of each other. Each meeting also includes brief presentations from renewable energy equipment vendors, condo or coop federations, or granting agencies, when they explain what they do and how they can benefit the coop and condo boards and residents.

We've started this Wiki to:

* preserve information we've gathered at our meetings, and make it accessible on an ongoing basis
* encourage collaboration and idea-sharing between meetings, and if you have to miss a meeting
* encourage new initiatives and participation in the leadership of Tower Power Toronto and the planning and promotion of future meetings
* provide links to related green-energy organizations, suppliers, funders, and government agencies
* other uses we're waiting for you to suggest!

For more information, please contact:
David Booz, , 416-806-2660
Tim Grant, , 416-920-1244
Brian MacLean, , 416-591-4784


Our Mission

Our Power's mission is to facilitate massive change and growth in homeowner solar energy. We are a Not-For-Profit organization partnered with all key stakeholders in the industry to ensure sound business principles, access and fairness to all.

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