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Research Partnerships & Innovation

Installation of Solar Trough System Complete

September 21, 2011

Applied Research & Commercialization (AR&C) is pleased to announce the installation of its parabolic solar trough energy generator at the Red River College (RRC) Notre Dame Campus.
Reduced heat losses and the ability to produce thermal heat at below-freezing temperatures make solar trough systems a potentially ideal technology for cold climates. This project is investigating the feasibility of using concentrated solar power in Manitoba’s harsh climate.
The project, which will involve RRC faculty and students, is the result of a partnership between the College, Manitoba Hydro, The University of Manitoba, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). It is being funded, in part, by NSERC’s College and Community Innovations Program as part of AR&C’s Sustainable Infrastructure Technology Research Group (SITRG).
Below are photos of the installation: