In 2012, the Bazaar will be actively contributing to these excellent organizations, and we hope our patrons will help as well.
Get your coffee at the Bazaar and help build a home.
Habitat for Humanity
Bring some non-perishable food items and support the local work of:
Shepherds of Good Hope
Purchase a pumpkin or apple cider and support the good international work of:
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF)
Solar Power = Locally Generated Power
In June of 2010 the Third World Bazaar installed a 10Kw solar system. This was done under the new Ontario micro-FIT (Feed In Tariff) program. All of our electricity goes directly to Hydro One, to be consumed by the closest customer. When the Bazaar needs electricity we buy that separately. Effectively, we are a local producer for Manotick Station Hydro One customers. When the sun is shining (and even when it is cloudy), we are producing, thereby removing the need to ship electricity across the province.
We received a 20 year contract for our power at a fixed rate and have made our own investment in capital, insurance and financing. We are only paid when electrons are delivered. There are no taxpayer subsidies paid to renewable energy producers under this program, all rates are paid for by the rate payers. Tailored rates are offered for different technologies; Run-of-River, BioMass, BioGas, Land-Fill Gas, Wind and Solar.
We believe that small, distributed, renewable power generation is a key component of Ontario's electrical future:
- It stabilizes and decentralizes the power grid making the grid more efficient by reducing line loss (8 to 12%, and up to 30% during peak demand periods) Ontario;
- It distributes employment across the province;
- The Feed In Tariff program only pays WHEN power is generated (no more 10 year nuclear construction projects pre-financed by the taxpayers);
- It provides new revenue streams for Cooperatives, Homeowners, Farmers, Roof Owners, Paper Mills, Factories and anyone else who wants to be a producer;
- Rates are charged to the power consumers, NOT TO THE TAXPAYERS.
We encourage you to investigate Ontario's Green Energy Act and the related Feed-In Tariffs to see how this program may fit your personal curiosity, family investment needs or business interests.
- Ontario Power Authority Feed-In Tariff
- Green Energy Act Alliance
- Powerful, Energy for Everyone - An uplifting movie about energy, power and local control. Successful examples from around the world of communities that are seizing control of their energy supply. If you would like a positive view on energy battles around the world, this movie is worth a view.
- The Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative is a way for people to participate in the Feed-in Program in smaller increments, or if they do not have an ideal facility for solar or other renewable technologies.
6110 Mitch Owens Drive, Manotick Station, Ontario K4M 1B2 - Click here for Directions