March Monthly Meeting & Potluck – Thursday March 19, 2015

SES’s Solar Cooperative

PermaSask’s March Potluck will be followed by a presentation on the Saskatchewan Environmental Society‘s (SES) Solar Cooperative by Peter Prebble.

Solar coop

Thursday, March 19
Doors open at 6:00pm – Potluck at 6:30pm –  Presentation begins at  7:30pm.
Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, 202 Ave C South.

Everyone welcome.

 The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is working towards creating the first solar power cooperative in Saskatoon. Peter Prebble will talk about how the project came to be, as well as the environmental, social and financial benefits of a renewable energy cooperative model.

“It will establish a new business model for developing renewable power in the province because we’re going to try to create a renewable power co op that is community controlled, run by its members.”

In December 2014, Affinity Credit Union announced that the SES Solar Coop won the $50,000 prize in the Business for Good Social Venture Challenge, after raising $59,000 in Affinity’s crowd funding challenge. The SES is still selling solar panels to interested community members to raise the rest of the money required to install approx. 400 panels.

To learn more about the SES Solar Coop, visit: