With this project the SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. becomes a partner in a state-of-the-art integration of renewable energy production methods. The installation consists of 80 polycrystalline solar panels installed by Rock Paper Sun Ltd. SES Solar Co-operative Ltd. and the City of Saskatoon each own 40 of them. Each panel has 345 watts of capacity and each array has 13.8 kW.
The panels are mounted on a racking system that extends about 13 feet into the air. Half of the panels are at a fixed angle of 45 degrees and half will be seasonally adjusted from 30 to 45 to 60 degrees.
On top of the methane capture, the solar side of the Landfill Project includes a research capacity to explore the efficacy of converting sunlight to electricity by different means at the 52 parallel, monitoring the output of the solar panels at varying angles to the sun. The City of Saskatoon gathers detailed data on the performance of all the solar panels on the site and shares this information with SES Solar Co-op and with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society.