Saskatchewan

City councillor wants Regina to look at solar panels

Ward 8 councillor Mike O'Donnell is submitting a notice of motion on this to council Monday night.

Mike O’Donnell is submitting a notice of motion to council Monday night

Mike O'Donnell, councillor for Ward 8, wants city council to investigate the potential for solar panels on Regina's roofs. (Tom Steepe/CBC)

Mike O'Donnell, city councillor for Ward 8 in Regina, wants the city to investigate the potential for solar panels. 

O'Donnell is set to submit a notice of motion to council Monday night which outlines his desire for a look into how the city could make solar panels work. 

The motion will ask the city to investigate putting solar panels on public buildings and land, with an eye toward taking some facilities off the power grid or generating revenue for the city. It also asks for a look at potential partnerships with SaskPower or other companies.

It asks that findings be brought back to council no later than December 2019.