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Renewable Resource Recovery Corp. (R3C) was incorporated as an Ontario corporation in March 2009. We are a licensing company that authorizes producers to manufacture our patent pending geo-exchange @Source-Energy products and systems.

@Source-Energy Pipe installation in Naneff Gardens
@Source-Energy Pipe
Photovoltaic panels from @Source-Energy on Xstrata Nickel Sustainable Energy Centre
@Source-Energy Wall

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@Source-Energy System has a zero carbon footprint

R3C has patented (pending) the @Source-Energy Pipe which is a precast concrete sewer/storm water pipe incorporating a geo-exchange heat extraction system embedded in the pipe wall. The @Source-Energy Pipe system extracts heat from the effluent in the pipe and geothermal heat from the ground around the pipe. The system connects to a heat pump in a building, which moves the low level heat from the pipe and provides heating and warm water to the building.

@Source-Energy Panel

R3C’s ​@Source-Energy Panel is a hybrid photovoltaic panel generating electricity and thermal energy. A single @Source-Energy Panel combines the functions of a PV and solar thermal panel in a single panel. Consequently twice as many panels can be installed on the same footprint/surface area.

Tests on @Source-Energy Panels in a Northern Ontario location demonstrated the panels generated thermal energy up to twice the electrical energy generated.

@Source-Energy System

Efficient all-year round

The system is a thermal battery. The system recovers heat from the sewage effluent in the @Source-Energy Pipe and/or the ground surrounding the pipe. The system is connected to and controlled by heat pumps in buildings. The heat pump functions to upgrade the low-level heat collected by the @Source-Energy System and to distribute the upgraded heat into the building. During winter, the panels are heated to prevent snow and ice accumulation.

In hot weather, the heat pumps remove heat from the building and reject that heat to the @Source-Energy Pipe, cooling and conditioning the air in the building. Heat rejected to the pipes is stored in the ground around the pipe for recovery in cold weather to heat the building. In summer, the @Source-Energy Panels on the building are also cooled by the System for optimal electricity generating efficiency.


Who benefits from using @Source-Energy System?

We’re Here to Help

If you have any questions about the design or workability of the @Source-Energy System, or would like to speak with one of the directors, please contact Renewable Resource Recovery Corporation