SES Solar Co-operative Ltd.

In the media

August 15, 2017 Solar Partnerships: Generating Green Energy Solutions"Saskatoon gets about 2,300 hours a year of sunlight, among the best in Canada...It's a major renewable resource. In Saskatoon making kilowatts from the sun is something we can really excel in."  see Saskatoon Home Magazine pages 69-74 click on Solar Partnerships in table of contents to view the article.

July 13, 2017 The Natural Choice for Solar in Saskatchewan There is one resource in particular of which Saskatchewan has no shortage, and a Saskatoon-based co-operative is taking advantage.

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) Solar Co-operative has been working to convert the 2,267 hours of sunshine Saskatoon gets each year into a usable power source. Since it started in 2014 the co-op has built three solar panel installations in the city. See Co-operatives First Monthly Newsletter for the full story.

June 22, 2017  Saving the planet: Solar co-op works with Saskatoon business to go green. "It's just so simple and it's the right thing to do: reducing our emissions and generating some renewable energy...I just jumped on the opportunity to have that done on one of our commercial buildings." said Jeff Montgomery of Montgomery Agencies.  click on CBC News link for the full article

April 25, 2017 was the Official launch of our joint solar installation project at the Landfill Gas Power Generation Facility in Saskatoon. The solar installation is jointly owned by the SES Solar Co-operative, the City of Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  “We have a great solar resource in Saskatchewan, one of the best in the world,” Mayor Charlie Clark told reporters. “And we also have among the highest greenhouse gas emissions in the world.” Check out some of the new reports. CBCStar Phoenix, CTV News, SASKNOW.ca and Global News

March 11, 2017  Bill Wardell takes the sunshine express to work. Wardell, Adviser to the SES Solar Co-op, is among a small but growing number of converts in the Saskatoon region to embrace electric vehicles, and he powers his with energy from his own solar array. Bill says he is "driving on pure sunshine" 

January 18, 2017 Walking the talk: Putting the sun to work on Canada's Prairies. Solar energy for powering electric vechicles. Lynn Oliphant & Rhonda Shewfelt, interview with Steve Kux , Policy Analyst with the David Suzuki Foundation.

December 2016  SES Solar Co-op Update in the Environmental Resource Newsletter of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society

October 15, 2016 Bright Idea: Saskatchewan's first solar co-operative A Saskatoon co-operative has flipped the switch on Saskatchewan's first solar power co-operative...the brainchild of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society.

October 13, 2016 Co-operative Week ad from Planet S Be part of the solution Help reduce pollution & greenhouse gases By investing in community owned solar energy

June 13, 2016 Green Energy Futures episode #149 SES Solar Co-op brings power to the people   Sharing profits and power, the co-op model democratizes energy

May 31, 2016 SES Solar Co-op Press Conference 

Global News:  The Two Twenty reducing greenhouse gas footprint using solar powerStar Phoenix: Riversdale solar installation could lead way for future clean power projects

Star Phoenix: Riversdale Solar Installation could lead way for future clean power projects 

CBC: Saskatchewan Environmental Society unveils first solar project                     

Bullfrog Power and SES Solar Co-op launch Saskatoon's second largest solar project

Our Press Release

October 14, 2015 Global News Saskatoon

Saskatoon City Council will vote on October 26 on whether Saskatoon Light and Power should co-own a pair of solar arrays with the SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. Read more 

October 13, 2015 News Talk 650 CKOM

The SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. was featured in an article about the City of Saskatoon's involvement in the project. Read more   

October 1, 2015 Prairie Dog 

An article highlighting sustainability in co-operatives was featured, including an infographic about the SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. Read more

October 1, 2015 Planet S 

An article highlighting sustainability in co-operatives was featured, including an infographic about the SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. Read more 

August 4, 2015 The Eco Guide

Emily Boiteau talked about the SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. Read more

July 17, 2015 CBC Saskatoon

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society Solar Co-operative has reached an agreement with Saskatoon Light and Power to power a methane gas plant at the Saskatoon landfill. 

May 21, 2015 CJWW Radio Saskatoon

SES Director of Environmental Policy Peter Prebble gave an update on the SES Solar Co-operative Ltd.

May 11, 2015 The Star Phoenix

The Solar Co-operative Ltd. hopes to partner with the City of Saskatoon. Read more 

April 16, 2015 EcoFriendly Sask

EcoFriendly Sask featured an informative article on the SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. Read more

March 23, 2015 Global News Saskatoon

SES Director of Environmental Policy and ESSA U of S‘s President talked about the SES Solar Co-op and the EcoBash fundraiser. Watch now

March 12, 2015 CKOM Newstalk Radio

SES Director of Environmental Policy Peter Prebble talked about the SES Solar Power Coop.

March 4, 2015 CKOM Newstalk Radio

SES Executive Director Allyson Brady talked about the SES Solar Power Coop. Read more

December 15. 2014 Global News Saskatoon
Peter Prebble & Allyson Brady talked about winning the Affinity Credit Union social venture challenge and what happens next. Watch now

December 12, 2014 CBC Saskatoon 

SES wins Affinity Credit Union social venture challenge. Read more 

December 9, 2014 CBC Saskatoon 

SES Executive Director Allyson Brady talked about the future of the solar power co-op project. Read more

December 8, 2014 CBC Radio 

SES Director of Environmental Policy Peter Prebble talked about the Affinity Credit Union Business for Good solar power co-op. 

November 30, 2014 The Star Phoenix

SES board member Joe Schmutz talked about the City of Saskatoon’s proposed solar power pilot project. 

November 25, 2014 CTV Saskatoon News at Noon

SES Office Manager Megan Van Buskirk talked about SES’s chance to win $50,000 in the Affinity Credit Union Business for Good Social Venture Challenge. 

November 22, 2014 The Star Phoenix

SES short-listed for the Affinity Credit Union Business for Good Social Venture Challenge and has a chance to win $50,000. 

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