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There's Power in Our Community

We are Community Energy Development Co-operative, an Ontario based co-operative that works together with our members and investors to build energy projects in our communities. Our member-owned solar installations generate prosperity while actively addressing climate change. Together, we can overcome the fossil fuel monopoly and advance our transition to a clean, renewable economy.

Guide the Organization

As a co-operative our members guide our organization. You have the opportunity to help shape the Co-op by attending and voting at our general meetings; as well as providing ongoing input. Take an active role in reducing climate change, provide cleaner air for future generations, and help end our reliance on non-renewable energy sources.

The Social Benefits

You want to create a better world. So do we. Together, we can make a difference in our communities. Investing in renewable energy is the first step we can take as citizens to ensure that our communities are addressing energy inequality and creating energy security.

The Environmental Benefits

Adapting to climate change in a growing world will take a mix of energy sources. At CED Co-op, we want to see new energy generation capacity come from renewables, such as solar, wind and energy storage. By partnering with CED Co-op, you can help make our renewable energy future a reality.

Our current offering is now open.

The Co-op is excited to announce our latest investment offering of Class C Preference Shares. With an anticipated annual return rate of 4-5%, Class C Shares are available in both non-registered and registered accounts such as RRSP, RESP and TFSA.

By investing with CED Co-op you are supporting the deployment of new renewable energy infrastructure across the province that is making an impact towards transforming our energy economy. 

Investments in CED Co-op are an excellent option for divesting from fossil fuels and diversifying your portfolio. Solar is now the cheapest form of electricity. As traditional energy costs continue to grow by up to 7% per year, our solar projects help to stabilize electricity rates and provide consistent returns that are resilient to market fluctuations.

To learn more, download the summary overview, or learn more here.  

We're proud of the difference we've made so far...

12,000,000 kWh

Clean Energy Generated Annually

117 Projects

Located Across Ontario

10 Megawatts

Installed Generation Capacity

8,500 Tons CO₂

Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Offset

1000+ Homes

Annual Electricity Equivalent

6890 Barrels

Yearly Fossil Fuel Savings

...but there's so much more we can do, together.

Invest in the future with us

The future is bright for investing in renewables. Your investment is backed by the sun. The sun is a reliable resource, based on historical climate data. The sun rises every day, providing a source of energy that is resilient to market fluctuations. Investing in solar power pays consistent dividends.

  • Divest from fossil fuels and diversify your portfolio
  • Support clean energy development
  • Earn steady financial returns 
  • Build community resilience

Build for the future with us

We want to build with you. Your organization can become part of our solar network. With a rooftop array, or solar canopy installation in your parking lot, we can convert your under-utilized space into a solar power plant – with little to no capital expenditure for your organization.

  • Clean, reliable power
  • Go carbon free without increasing your energy costs
  • Demonstrate your Environmental Social Governance (ESG)
  • Connect with clientele who value ESG
  • Lock in your electricity rate

Co-op news

T5 Tax Forms

T5 tax forms are now prepared for all CED Co-op investors. Important information about retrieving and reading your form follows. Registered Securities (RRSP, TFSA) You will not receive a T5 from CED Co-op for any registered securities you hold. Retrieving your form If you have access to the online Member

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Partner Profile: Salus Marine Wear

This month we’re interviewing Steve Wagner, from Salus Marine Wear. Salus Marine Wear is a Canadian PFD (Personal Floatation Device) manufacturer in Waterloo, Ontario. Underneath their solar-panel covered roof, Salus sews comfortable vests for recreation, paddling, sailing, and more. Tell us about how Salus began. Salus was a basement startup

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Green Energy Act Cancellation

The Ford Government’s efforts to repeal the Green Energy and Green Economy Act is a disappointing, but not unforeseen, action from a government that has pledged to eliminate spending on renewable energy. This legislation once again proves that the government does not support the jobs, investment, and positive environmental impact

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