SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - Today Bullfrog Power®, Canada's leading green energy provider, and SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. are announcing a new partnership alongside the launch of the second largest solar project in Saskatoon on The Two Twenty building, located at 220 20th Street West. The project is a 27.5 kilowatt rooftop solar installation that should be generating clean, pollution-free electricity within a few days.
"As the first solar investment co-operative in Saskatchewan, we believe that SES Solar Co-op is playing an important role to increase the amount of renewable energy developed in Saskatoon," said Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power. "Thanks to the support of bullfrogpowered individuals and businesses across the country, Bullfrog Power is proud to be able to partner with SES Solar Co-op to help finance the clean energy projects of the future."
Through the agreement between the two organizations, Bullfrog Power provided financing to help SES Solar Co-op build the rooftop solar installation on The Two Twenty building. SES Solar Co-op is an investment co-operative, which means that its members have purchased shares in the co-operative. By working co-operatively with local building owners to offset their power needs with renewable energy and to supply renewable electricity to the grid, SES Solar Co-op is able to generate revenue for its members.
"We are very grateful for the support that Bullfrog Power has provided to SES Solar Co-op to help make this project a reality," said Jason Praski, who led the planning process for the Co-op's solar installation at The Two Twenty building. "The co-working space at The Two Twenty is the perfect location for Saskatoon's newest solar project-together we're demonstrating how the future of the city can be about connecting people within our community to foster innovative and sustainable solutions."
Bullfrog Power has supported over 60 community-based renewable energy projects across Canada. In Saskatchewan, projects Bullfrog Power has supported include two community solar projects with First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) in Fond-du-Lac and Hatchet Lake as well as the rooftop solar installation on the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon. For a listing of the community renewable projects Bullfrog Power has supported, see bullfrogpower.com/projects.
About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at bullfrogpower.com.
About SES Solar Co-op
The SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. is the first co-op of its kind in Saskatchewan. Southern Saskatchewan has an outstanding solar resource, with more hours of sunlight than anywhere else in Canada. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan sees an average of 2,267 hours of bright sunshine every year. Based out of Saskatoon, the SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. has carefully developed a legal structure, a set of bylaws, and a business model that can then be followed - and modified as needed - by future renewable power co-operatives. Its goal is to ultimately see dozens of renewable power co-operatives across the province.