Red Deer Polytechnic Solar Panels

1,605kW | Red Deer, AB

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System size: 1.6MW
Panels:          3633 Modules - LG 400W, LG 380W Bifacial, Hanwha 340W,
Location:       Red Deer, Alberta

Red Deer College Solar Panels

The System

Red Deer College (RDC) recently installed the largest micro-generation solar power system in Alberta. The 3,633 solar modules are spread over five buildings and structures at the Gary W Harris Canada Games Centre, Residence Building New Alternative Energy Lab, Carpentry Roof, and a new Pedway connecting the Harris Game Centre to the adjacent buildings.

The system, at the time of construction, was the largest solar array for a post-secondary institution in Canada.

The Arrays

The Harris Game Centre is the largest of the system's sub-arrays with 2502 solar panels and over 1,000kW of installed solar capacity over three large roof.

Connecting the Harris Game Centre to the adjacent buildings to the east is a custom-built pedway spanning nearly 500' and capped with 276 bifacial solar modules. The bifacial modules have a clear glass backing which allows light to pass through.

Two existing buildings for the Carpentry and Automotive wings of RDC received an additional 789 solar panels.

The Residence Building, received over 500 solar panels and custom cut pieces of solar glass installed over 3 vertical faces. The array forms the exterior building envelope making one of the most stunning Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) systems in Canada.

The Team

Kuby Energy was very proud to complete this project for the General Contractor, Clark Builders, and the system Engineer & Commissioning team, ATCO. Stunning photos of the Residence building were taken by Cooper & O'Hara.

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