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IPCC releases fifth climate assessment report

31 March 2014

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released its fifth climate assessment report. Needless to say, the data and trends observed by the IPCC are quite worrying. Here is a short summary of the conclusions contained in the report. What has happened so far : Atmosphere Each of the last three decades has been […]

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Rackam and TÜV Rheinland PTL develop platform to test high-temperature solar thermal collectors

14 March 2014

Tempe, AZ. — March 13, 2014 — The Rackam technical team, in close collaboration with TÜV Rheinland PTL, has developed a test bench for testing performance and efficiency of solar thermal collectors. It is a pumping circuit equipped with an electric heating element as well as measuring and control instruments, which enable the circulation of mineral oil-based high temperature […]

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Quebec government invests in solar thermal technologies

5 March 2014

Rackam’s president, Mathieu Chagnon, was present at the Interdisciplinary institute for technological innovation (3IT) of the University of Sherbrooke, in order to discuss governmental support to green innovation with Serge Cardin, deputy of the Sherbrooke county and member of the National Assembly of Quebec. Speaking in the name of Elaine Zakaïb, Deputy Minister of Industrial Policy and the Quebec […]

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Rackam takes part in Task49 conference in South Africa

27 January 2014

Rackam was among the most innovative organizations to take part in the International Energy Agency’s Task49 conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This conference brought together several industrial, academic and governmental actors from different levels. Their goal was to discuss the progress that has been made in the field of solar thermal technologies. South Africa remains […]

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The first model of the S20 series will be on display soon

7 November 2013

The new s20 collector The development of the technology for the S20 collector is nearing completion, thus allowing us to plan the unveiling of the new model in the coming months. The S20 collector represents a more powerful version of the S10 technology (formerly ICARUS HEAT), designed to be installed on the ground. This allows […]

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Rackam’s first project in Portugal

21 October 2013

The installation for Enogia in Portugal Rackam is announcing the signing of an agreement for the construction of the first industrial CSP project in Portuguese history. The research project, which is called PRODUTECH PSI, will demonstrate the possibility of effectively combining solar thermal energy with an industrial process. In this case, it involves the preheating of […]

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