The Craik Eco-Village
The "Craik Solar Project "
When you are trying to conserve energy and lessen your footprint on our environment, one way you can do that is by producing power with your own power supply, and by using a healthy amout of good ol' prairie"Sunshine"!
The Craik Solar Project is located just east of Craik near the main entrance into town. They are using a series of large solar panels facing the southern skies to capture the sun's rays and store it's energy as useable power. In the early stages the project was producing about 100 Kilowatts of power, but as of summer 2016 that number has increased to over "400" Kilowatts! And is working hard to achieve even greater heights.
There have also been solar panels installed at the Craik Golf Club that are being used to recharge the golf cart batteries. These panels are producing about 10 kilowatts of power which is an ample amount to power up the carts!
The community is eager to share this valuable project with you so feel free to make a quick stop on your trip along highway 11 through Craik to see what all the excitement is about!
Here is a look at what the project looks like!
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It's hard to believe that in this day and age of urban sprawl and rural out-migration you could find a brand new community sprouting up on the open prairie in rural Saskatchewan; But that is exactly what is happening just a short drive east of Craik.
Since the community of Craik adopted an environmental and sustainability attitude, something very exciting has begun to happen. It was an idea to bring new and like-minded residents to the community that was the driving force behind the "Craik Eco-Village" and bring them it has! There has been a tremendous amount of interest in living an environmentally friendly lifestyle and that interest has drawn people from around the world to Craik and it's brand new "Eco-Village."
Informative and Interesting
The Craik Eco-Village was conceived as a joint venture between the Town of Craik and R.M. of Craik No. 222. The two parties worked closely together to make the Eco-village a reality. The land just north east of Craik was donated by the R.M. and lots are available for a small fee. Roads were built, trees were planted and a community has grown in an ecologically friendly design. Contact details below.
For More Information Contact:
For housing, building and general information about the Eco-Village
R.M. of Craik No. 222
Copyright 2016 Town of Craik and
R.M. of Craik No. 222
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Where is it:
Approximately 1 km
north east of Craik
Follow signs at the main
entrance to Craik.
Craik Sustainable Living Project
website for further information.