November 12, 2018
Category: Energy - Published by: Frédéric Ménard, ing. et Maxime Ampleman, ing. M.Sc.
Special collaborator : Jean Fournier, P.Eng.
The Sherbrooke University has decided to commit to the construction of a 600kW solar park in order to study the various technologies of PV solar panels and structures currently available on the market, except for CPV panels. The project includes for fixed solar panels installed on the ground and on the roof of the sports center, as well as solar trackers on the ground capable of tracking the sun on two electric motor axes. Solar panels installed on the roof of the sport center will supply the University’s facilities while those installed on the ground will be connected to the 25 kV network of Sherbrooke-Hydro. The main goal being for scientific and educational purposes. The Canam-Bridges Canada inc. services were selected for the design and construction of the entire solar energy production park.
Canam-Bridges Canada inc., who already possesses the expertise in steel manufacturing and installation and has a team of engineers able to design the trackers steel structures and the service building, has retained the services of Opsun Technologies for the expertise of the production of solar energy
In addition to the design of all of the steel structures, Canam-Bridges Canada inc. also acts as general contractor on this project. The jobsite mandate includes for the civil work, the site
preparation, the installation of the steel components, through Montage St-Laurent (a Canam Group division), the installation of the solar panels, the electrical connection work, as well as the construction of a service building using the Murox system.
Canam-Bridges Canada inc., with the support of Opsun Technologies, must operate the facilities for one year, to meet the prescribed performances.
Work is underway during the fall of 2018.
PHOTO 1 : STEEL STRUCTURE FOR TRACKER SOLAR PANELS. SOLAR PANELS NOT SHOWN.
PHOTO 2 : INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANELS ON THE ROOF IS UNDERWAY. (www.usherbrooke.ca)
PHOTO 3 : INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANELS ON THE GROUND IS UNDERWAY (www.usherbrooke.ca)