Sustainable Engineering Applied Research Centre (SEARC)

Based at St. Lawrence College, the Sustainable Engineering Applied Research Centre (SEARC) is home to a group of dedicated engineers, technicians, and technical specialists who help Canadian companies develop and improve their products, services, and manufacturing practices in the sustainable energy sector. The research team at SEARC works with companies to solve unique electrical, mechanical and energy systems engineering problems, using advanced modelling, the latest in controls and instrumentation and monitoring systems, and also product performance validation and optimization services.


Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre
St. Lawrence College
100 Portsmouth Avenue
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 5A6

Areas of Expertise

Research includes:
– Renewable energy component performance testing, evaluation, validation and assessment
– Component testing in controlled climatic conditions
– Building energy usage modelling and validation
– Modelling and testing of heat transfer components and systems
– Renewable energy generation and grid dynamics evaluation
– Energy system hardware/software integration and refinement
– Long-term durability and performance degradation evaluation of renewable energy system components


Process R&D
Product R&D

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Published: September 25, 2021

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