SUN Co-operative

SUN Co-operative Inc.

 Sudbury's Non-profit Community Solar Power Co-operative


We are a community-owned non-profit solar power co-operative, started by local individuals in Greater Sudbury with the help of reThink Green (a network of local environmental community organizations).

Our goal is to build solar energy projects in Greater Sudbury, with the proceeds going to both reThink Green for its community work, and into a Community Environmental Fund for local community environmental projects. These projects could include new bike paths, planting trees, restoring a river, holding an environmental event, starting a community garden, or just greening up your neighbourhood or school! This is all in addition to the usual local economic, environmental and social benefits of community-owned renewable power!

We are excited to have a contract with the Ontario government to buy the power generated by our first project for the next 20 years. Now we are finalizing the planning and engineering of that project with the aim to build it in 2018. We will be offering long-term community bonds to finance the project later in 2018. You can join our co-op as a member to support our cause, and whether you are a member or not you can invest and make money. We also have a call out for a few more months only for local individuals or companies to invest in the planning costs to make this project happen, at a high rate of return (up to 9%).


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    Annual Board Report

    SUN Co-operative Inc. Annual General Meeting – January 14, 2019 This report covers milestones from the 2017-2018 fiscal year. A year full of changes. Most prominently, our founding president Arik Theijsmeijer, announced that he was moving to his dream home on Manitoulin Island summer of 2018. We are sad to see him go, he gave the co-op a lot of heart and led the movement for many years. It will be hard to fill his shoes. Arik agreed to stay on the board until this AGM, but to make the transition smoother, Vice-President and President roles were switched. We thank him for his numerous years of hard work, dedication to the cause, community engagement and friendship. We wish him the best in his future endeavours on his island paradise.
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