The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op’s Dick Bakker has told the Ottawa Citizen that they are interested in people who are willing to invest long term, for example in a 20 year project, in the shape of a bond or a debenture.
The feed-in tariff in Ontario enables small-scale energy generators to sell to the provincial grid at preferred rates. Subsidies are available for wind turbines and larger ones for solar power. The prices are varied but can reach a high of 80 cents per kilowatt-hour. The co-op offers $100 memberships and thereafter investors are able to buy shares in multiples of $5,000, with a ceiling of $100,000.