Research on the integration of multiple combined renewable energy technologies
Lakeland’s Renewable Energy Learning Centre (RELC) was designed and operates as a net-zero energy classroom and office building. This unique facility is the centrepiece of the college’s renewable energy research. Since December 2012, renewable energy generation has met 100 percent of the Centre’s electricity needs, including the electricity for the geothermal heat pump used to heat and cool the building. Solar photovoltaic (tracking and fixed), wind energy, solar thermal and geothermal systems all work together.
Specialized labs and equipment
Programmable logic controller
Solar voltaic arrays
Solar thermal flat-panel collectors
Geothermal heating system