Category Archives: Solar Energy

Posts specifically about solar energy

TAF’s flexible financing helps build a company and earns a bonus

Ontario’s Green Energy Act (2009) and Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) got many people excited about installing solar panels on their homes and earning revenues from the electricity generated. But reality set in and many homeowners were daunted by the complicated and time-consuming … Continue reading

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Measuring the sun

Guest post by Joel Arthurs, Energy Management Analyst, City of Toronto You may know that the City of Toronto is home to several solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, some of them receiving financial benefit from the Province of Ontario’s feed-in-tariff  program. … Continue reading

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70 percent invested for impact

I’m proud to say that 70 percent of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) endowment is now invested for impact.  That means TAF is mobilizing $16 million of our capital – not just the interest earned – in service of our … Continue reading

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Municipal endorsement = points towards FIT approval

One of the recommendations to update the Feed In Tariff (FIT) program is for a point system to streamline review of applications. One source of “priority points” would be through municipal Council approval. Such endorsement could be project-specific, or a … Continue reading

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Hey Equinox thinkers…think efficiency first

The 2-page centre-spread article in last Thursday’s Globe & Mail  is another example of how energy efficiency just does not get the credence, respect and profile it deserves.  University of Waterloo’s Institute for Sustainable Energy just released the Equinox … Continue reading

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