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Queen's Solar Calorimetry Lab

The Solar Calorimetry Laboratory (SCL) operates under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Harrison. This site was established within the National Research Council of Canada in 1977 and subsequently moved to Queen's University (Mechanical Engineering Department) in 1985. During that period the objective of the research program at the SCL was the development and evaluation of test methods and standards for solar heating systems and components.

Since that time, the scope of activities has increased and current research topics include the design, analysis and modeling of thermal systems in the HVAC and solar energy fields. Efforts are directed at improving the thermal performance and energy efficiency of both individual components and complete systems.