RDP students recognized for solar panel cleaning machine project
Three former Red Deer Polytechnic students are getting recognized for their solar panel cleaning machine. The cleaning machine is one of eight finalists for the ASET Capstone Project of the Year Award. Engineering technology students Kyle Victor, Carson West and Nathan Crombie developed a pneumatic air blast cleaning system that can clean solar panels efficiently and at minimum cost.
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Local resident helped create innovative means to keep solar panels clean
A local resident has played a big role in developing a unique and innovative way to keep solar panels clean. Solar panels are becoming more common as a clean energy source but when they get dirty, their efficiency drops by as much as 50 per cent. To tackle that problem, former Red Deer Polytechnic engineering technology students Nathan Crombie (of Lacombe), Kyle Victor and Carson West developed a pneumatic air blast cleaning system. The project has landed the men as provincial finalists for the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta’s (ASET) Capstone Project of the Year Award.