Invest Responsibly, Build a Legacy.Diversify your portfolio with community-owned renewable energy. How It Works
Invest in the energy transition
Energy generation has long been controlled by a few powerful groups. But the landscape is changing. Widely available renewable energy technologies are shifting the way communities generate and distribute electricity. More than 750 individuals throughout Ontario have committed to bring more democracy and transparency to electricity generation by investing in local renewable projects. Diversify your portfolio with the planet and bring positive change to your community.
Invest in Real Assets
Our co-op’s solar projects range in size from 10 kW rural systems to larger arrays on industrial and school rooftops, to our largest projects, two 500 kW ground mount in Eastern Ontario.
All of our 21 projects are generating clean power, and earning a solid return for our members. OREC’s portfolio amounts to over 3 MW of installed capacity and is valued at over $8 Million.
“I have seen firsthand the hard work, boundless energy, and sincere passion that the staff and volunteers invest in achieving OREC’s important mission. This is a sound investment — for your portfolio, for our community, and for the planet.”
OREC Member #133 & Investor
“I think OREC offers a brilliant opportunity for everyone to do something locally that is both profitable and environmentally responsible.”
OREC Member #167 & Investor
“For me, OREC makes the connection between key “C’s” – Community, Climate and a personal Commitment to a Clean Energy Future. OREC facilitates me “being in community” with others in Ottawa, gaining a fair return on our personal capital while protecting the Planet.
Feels right, feels good.”
OREC Member #7 & Investor
“I’ve been a proud OREC member for as long as I can remember. Community renewable energy development is where climate action and local democracy join hands. That’s why Ottawa needs OREC.”
OREC Member #68 & Investor
“From the beginning, the potential of OREC was clear. With community owned power production, the local economic benefits are three times that of absentee owned systems. Community owned, decentralized power production not only stabilizes the grid but reinforces energy democracy (or the ability to choose power sources, systems and profit use). Not only do I get a return on my investment but I also get to advance Canada’s energy transition. Be the change, invest in OREC.”
OREC Member #29 & Investor
“It was great to find an organization in my own backyard that is developing renewable energy projects with community capital. OREC is an innovative way for individuals to get involved in the renewable energy transition.”
OREC Member #672 & Investor
“I’ve been invested in OREC since the first public offering. I was so excited to finally have a formal, institutionalized option to invest in something local that is so aligned with a sustainable future. The dedication to making it work on all levels – financial, technical, governance – was and remains outstanding. I wish there was an OREC for sectors like affordable housing, for child-care facilities, for local food storage infrastructure.”
OREC Member #58 & Investor
“OREC is a microcosm of what’s good in the world! A local community of smart, passionate and dedicated folks trying to do their part to address the climate crisis in both tangible and meaningful ways – by investing in and building solar arrays.”
OREC Member #77 & Investor
Invest with an Impact
As a growing co-operative, OREC strives to play a positive role in Eastern Ontario’s increasingly clean and locally-financed energy landscape. Our 2017 Community Impact Report outlines the social, environmental, and economic benefits made possible through investment in the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative’s community-owned renewable energy projects.
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