In the Media

January 2021 The WHOLifE Journal  Shining Story of Local Resilience, Excellence, and Success! by Kira Judge, SES Solar Co-op Board member and Chair of the Communications Committee. Click here to read the article.  The WHOLifE Journal is available for free at many locations all over the province. 

Winter 2020 The Environmental Resource: Update SES Solar Co-op. These are very exciting times...our 1,000 solar panel arrays at CNH Industrial is the largest solar installation in urban Saskatchewan...The power they produce goes directly into the CNH Industrial plant...where it is being used to produce farm equipment while reducing their carbon footprint by 289 tonnes a year.

October 2, 2020 CNH Industrial Press Conference.  The launch of our 7th and largest project CJWW and Western ProducerCNH Industrial is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial goods, from tractors, combines and construction equipment, to trucks and buses, as well as powertrain solutions. The company has a demonstrated record of commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability in their operations. The Saskatoon plant produces planters, seeders, combine heads, cultivators and air carts.  This project was installed by local solar energy provider Our Press release

August 3, 2019 Solar Co-op proposing an expanded partnership with City Hall - possibility of solar panels on city buildings and investing in the one-megawatt solar installation approved for the Montgomery neighbourhood. see Star Phoenix article

March 13, 2018 Renewable Rides: A New Way to Get Around an exciting program which brings 100% solar-powered electric vehicles to the Saskatoon CarShare Co-operatives fleet of carsSee The Environmental Resource Newsletter Spring 2018 by Allyson Brady, SES Executive Director 

March 1, 2018 Saskatoon's Sunshine Power. Saskatoon Home Magazine features the SES Solar Co-op

November 24, 2017 Solar power's popularity is on the rise in Saskatchewan. Since 2012, Jim Harding's house has been almost totally powered by wind and solar...Jason Praski, heads the Installation Committee of the SES Solar Co-op which uses local business's rooftops and land as mini solar farms. See Leader Post article

November 6, 2017 Saskatoon city committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services moved a report that would see 13 acres of land between the Montgomery neighbourhood and Circle Drive reserved for a potential solar power plantIf approved, the plant could be operational by 2020. see story at 

September 18, 2017 As the Saskatoon Solar Power Demonstration Site approaches its one year anniversary, it has more than 42,000 kilowatt hours of environmentally responsible energy to show for itself and three prestigious awards including the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, the Rob Dumont Energy Management Award for 2016 Project of the Year, and the Canadian Electricity Association’s Leadership in External Collaboration and Partnerships. 

When asked about the next steps for those involved in the project, Allyson Brady, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society responded, “The SES Solar Co-op (SESSC) is the first of its kind in Saskatchewan and this partnership generating renewable energy between the SESSC and a municipal government is the first of its kind. So we have laid important groundwork and now we are focusing on supporting other groups and building on this model throughout Saskatoon and the province.” Ziegler closes the interview with some valuable advice for those embarking on sustainable development projects, check it out in the video at the bottom of the article. See City of Saskatoon Spotlight for full story

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, 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

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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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