17 December 2015

Rackam is Granted Funding From the Technoclimat Government Program

Sherbrooke-based company Rackam recently obtained almost $400,000 in financial aid from the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec for a hybrid power plant project on one of the campuses of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.

The funding was granted through the Technoclimat Program, which aims to reduce GHG emissions and foster the development of new energy efficiency and emerging energy technologies.

Rackam UQAC

Thanks to a facility developed in collaboration with the federal research lab CanmetEnergy in Varennes, the university’s Alouette pavilion in Sept-Îles will be air-conditioned and heated with solar and geothermal energy.

A world premiere, the new plant will produce cold using solar energy, thanks to an innovative thermally activated ejector-compression system.

Another unique feature of the project: the geothermal wells will be reheated and thus “recharged” through a glycoled water circuit heated by the ejector-compressor’s condenser.

The building’s roof is equipped with a solar concentration system covering 214 m2 and composed of 15 rows of S10 parabolic trough collectors manufactured by Rackam. The plant will be operational as of January 2016.

Source and photo credit: Rackam



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