Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Solar Energy Is Saskatchewan's Future, Says Environmental Society President

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Solar Energy Is Saskatchewan's Future, Says Environmental Society President

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It's time for solar power: Saskatoon mayor

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Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark says Saskatchewan has some of the best conditions for solar energy.

But he also says it has some of the highest greenhouse gas emissions, and that's why renewable energy is the way to go.

Clark made the comments Tuesday at an open house for the province's first solar power generation co-operative at the Solar Photovoltaic Demonstration Site.

Ninety-two panels are absorbing light from the sun and producing power for Saskatoon Light and Power.

The demonstration site is a partnership between the city, the Saskatchewan Environmental Society Co-operative/Solar Co-Op, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Peter Prebble, president of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society, says solar energy is the province's future. …

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