R' Booster solution
How it works
The metal cladding of your building is transformed into a powerful heat exchanger. Thanks to its dark color, the metal cladding absorbs solar energy and drastically rises in temperature. The aeraulic system then recovers these calories to inject them into the building. The system is invisible from the outside and the installation is identical to the installation of a traditional cladding, the advantages in addition.
The R ‘Booster solution is based on traditional cladding. An electro-galvanized steel plate is glued behind it after reception of the cladding in our workshops and the solution is created. The air then circulates in the channels created by the cladding and heats up on contact with the sheet. This makes it possible to enhance the enormous amount of energy accumulated by the cladding and to offer you an alternative heating solution that drastically reduces your consumption item. The solution also makes it possible to cool the building in summer and to dry your foodstuffs, sewage sludge, cereals, wood, etc.
Heating during winter
During the winter, the sun is low on the horizon and allows an increase in the temperature of the optimal metal siding, regularly reaching temperatures ranging from 56 ° C to 61 ° C. The air injected into the R ‘Booster solution is then reheated, accompanied by disruptors in the cladding for optimum reheating of this air.
The heated air can then be injected into the building in three different ways:
Directly in the building thanks to an aerothermal solution designed for the system
Towards the entrance to an air handling unit (AHU) to preheat the air in the building
And finally to the inlet of one or more heat pumps to increase the production increase coefficient (COP) and achieve optimal efficiency
Cooling during summer
During the summer, the temperature during the night is regularly between 12 and 16°C, with the exception of a few days in the year. The sheet having a low inertia, it is of the same temperature as that of the outside. The system then starts up and injects fresh air into the building, following the same principle as during winter. When employees arrive, the building is cool and the R ‘Booster solution makes it possible to delay the building’s air conditioning.
Drying via wall cladding
A farmer’s son and grandson, the company’s managing director wanted to adapt R’ booster, the innovative solar heat production solution, to make it available to farmers, more specifically for drying purposes.
To this end, several experiments are underway with farmers in different parts of France, using different types of cereals.
Several configurations are being tested, including 100% renewable energy and hybrid gas/renewable energy, in order to accurately characterize and evaluate the relevance of the system over several seasons in real-life situations.
All year round, but especially in spring, summer and autumn, the hot air recovered by the wall of your building can be used to dry cereals, grass, industrial waste, wood, paper and sludge from sewage treatment plants.
With 200m² of aerothermal panels, you can obtain air at around 52°C at a rate of 16,000m³/h.