AR&C researchers braved the heat Wednesday as work began on commissioning our parabolic solar trough energy generator at the Red River College (RRC) Notre Dame Campus.
In the coming days, the solar trough will be fully operational (yet, unlike the Death Star, not fully armed). The project, which will involve RRC faculty and students, is investigating the feasibility of using concentrated solar power in Manitoba’s harsh climate. RRC’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)-funded Sustainable Infrastructure Technology Research Group (SITRG) is supporting the project, which is a partnership between the College, Manitoba Hydro, The University of Manitoba, and NSERC.
Enjoy photos of the commissioning from wherever you may find air conditioning.