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Solar Photovoltaic Tracker Study
As part of the research initiatives at Lakeland College, a new centre for sustainable innovation is under development that includes a net-zero research and demonstration training centre. This renewable energy learning centre showcases a series of renewable energy technologies.
One key component of the solar technology used is the solar tracker purchased with financial and technical support from DEGERenergie and NSERC. Rainer Ott, sales director at DEGERenergie says, “We are delighted to see our technology being increasingly appreciated in research and it goes without saying that it is a matter of course for us to support initiatives like this to the best of our ability. In the end, the objective of all these research projects is to find the best possible path into a safe and environmentally friendly future of energy for humanity.”
Viel Solar worked with Lakeland College to install the renewable energy systems at the Centre for Sustainable Innovation site including the solar photovoltaic systems, the wind turbine, and the solar lighted signage. Viel Solar is a local company that is a supplier of renewable energy systems.
Lakeland College will be the first to evaluate the DEGERtraker at a northern latitude with cold winter climate conditions. The data gained will be used for the applied research projects and by students in the Lakeland College Renewable Energy and Conservation program.
Combining strong industry partners with cutting-edge training and facilities is essential for students and their research. Lakeland College is looking forward to working with DEGER energie to help achieve both training and applied research objectives.