Solar Co-Op: Saskatchewan Environmental Society

Friday, October 4, 2019

Solar Co-Op: Saskatchewan Environmental Society

In the summer of 2017, MiEnergy was proud to partner with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society and deliver an innovative cooperative solar project in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon company Montgomery Agencies Ltd. pursued the project for one of their north end buildings where four private businesses reside as tenants.

“It’s just so simple and it’s just the right thing to do: reducing our emissions and generating some renewable energy,” said Jeff Montgomery, Montgomery Agencies representative.

The rooftop solar array consists of 80 panels that produce a total of 22.4 kilowatts of power. This is enough power to cover 80% of the commercial buildings’ needs, which is estimated to reduce their emissions by a staggering 20-tonnes per year.

“With the cost of solar technology steadily declining, installation of solar power on many commercial buildings in Saskatoon has become economically viable. SES Solar Co-op’s members and our community partners are pleased to continue to demonstrate that solar power can play a major role in Saskatoon’s energy future,” said Jason Praski, volunteer chair of the SES Solar Co-op’s Installation Committee.

To read more about this exciting project, please visit CBC’s article.

MiEnergy would like to thank everyone involved in making this cooperative community project a reality. If you are thinking of pursuing a similar project, feel free to reach out.