Red Deer Polytechnic team with Stettler connection nominated for prestigious award

While solar power has many benefits, one of its biggest issues remains that large panels can lose up to 50 per cent of their efficiency over time if not kept clean of dust and debris. Keeping the panels clean has been an ongoing issue for users and designers alike, and until now has proven to be either costly, manpower intensive or both. A now-graduated team from Red Deer Polytechnic appears to have created a cost-effective solution for the solar panel problem, and there is a Stettler connection. The team, made up of former Red Deer Polytechnic students Carson West, Nathan Crombie and former Stettler resident Kyle Victor, have been nominated for the prestigious Capstone Project of the Year Award for their design of a pneumatic air-cleaner.
Bashaw Star print edition

Lethbridge College students finalists for Capstone Project of the Year Award

Two Lethbridge College engineering technologist alumni have been chosen as finalists for the Capstone Project of the Year Award. With high winds an issue in Southern Alberta, they looked into what roof construction is the most wind-worthy.
CTV News Lethbridge

Lethbridge College graduates recognized for hurricane-resistant roof project

Southern Alberta winds are renowned for their strength, speed and destruction. After seeing homes battered and residents’ lives torn apart, two Lethbridge College students looked at the best method of strengthening roofs for their capstone project last year. John Burt, one of the Capstone Award finalists, and his teammate, Shay Wirll, tested three roof truss to top plate connection methods in the college's universal testing machine and found one worked much better than the others. Burt and Wirll have been chosen as one of eight finalists for the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) Capstone Project of the Year.
CTV News Calgary

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