"I think electric is the clear winner," says documentary maker Chris Paine, who uses solar panels to charge his electric cars and his home's appliances. Asked what surprises him most about trying to sell electric vehicles, salesman Paul Scott says that "people just don't believe you. You have to take 'em out and prove it." 

Our company's vision fits the revolutionary thinking outlined in the previous quotes. Although related to electric cars, they symbolize the current trend towards a more sensible, environment-aware production and use of energy. We believe energy saving does not limit itself to the use (e.g. electric cars rather than gasoline, or natural gas heating rather than electric). Our company's vision is that "technological design in every aspect of energy production and use is helping the environment, is efficient, and benefits the local community". Our focus is on small energy production facilities, but we think big in terms of innovation, impact and goals. 

We design, build and operate energy production facilities. Acorn Green Environment's aim
is offering sources of clean energy over the next few decades by means of engaging in 
key selected projects that maximize the benefit the local community and the use of the  
natural resources identified by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Our aim is to assure continual community involvement. 

There are clear benefits to renewable (green) energy, which does not endanger the environment. Currently, in Ontario the development of new green energy projects at micro and small level (microFIT and FIT) are focused on solar energy. However, from a return on investment (ROI) perspective there are a number of disadvantages to solar energy, including the fact that the installation is operating at the nameplate capacity (maximum output) for less than 5 hours per day (and this presuming there is sunny weather), as opposed to the hydroelectric installations which are able to perform at maximum capacity 24h/24 for a few months per year, the only limitation being lower water flows in summer months that would reduce the output volume, while the electricity would always keep being produced at night. 

Our company's proposed hydroelectric projects use the latest advances in the technology as well as innovations tailored to the project location resulting in no impact on water flow and no significant impact on aquatic fauna and flora. The installations use existing facilities on the run of river, and involve minimal modifications to or interventions in the waterbed.