Renewable Energy Co-op Services

By: Toronto Renewable Energy  09-12-2011
Keywords: Renewable Energy, Legal And Financial

TREC’s Renewable Energy Co-op Services (RECS) are divided into three main parts. No matter where you are in the organizational process, we can offer you tips to help you along your way. 

Building the proper social, organisational, legal and financial framework is an important first step in any co-operative project. A robust foundation means preventing headaches and complications that might arise as your project matures. To fuel our knowledge in providing this service, we have established a network of experts with proven experience and specialization in cooperative development, non-profit management, community power and renewable energy law and finances.

Building Renewable Energy Co-ops

Legal Document Templates, Consultation and Support

By developing our own projects, we have developed a set of document templates that reflected tested best practices. Depending on your need we also offer consultation services to adapt the templates to you. We have templates available for:

  • Assignment Agreements
  • Construction Contract
  • ESCROW Agreement
  • Financial Model
  • Land Lease Agreement
  • O&M Agreement
  • Offering Statement
  • Roof Lease Agreement
  • Share Purchase Agreement
  • Trust Agreement
  • Year-End Reporting


TREC has completed comprehensive market research, including a market scan, of 508 people and two focus groups about the potential community power investment community. Understanding the values, opinions and priorities of potential customers is essential in successful marketing campaigns to increase membership and invesments

Keywords: Legal And Financial, Renewable Energy

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Community Power Investment Management

Upon receipt of proper documentation and payment CPIM will ensure that the prospect receives a New Membership Package with a membership certificate, receipt and an explanation of their rights and responsibilities as an investor according to your project. When a prospective client is ready to purchase shares, an individual profile will be created centralizing the investor’s contact, personal and future share information.


TREC Generation Services

However, being a new innovation that is very different from traditional business models, standard development and management tools are difficult to apply to community groups and co-ops. TREC Services are built and designed to help any group committed to renewable energy and community power go from project conception to project commission.