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Mitrex and geoLAGOON partner to build carbon-neutral ecosystem

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Mitrex, a North American manufacturer of solar products, partners with geoLAGOON to build a carbon-neutral ecosystem.

Photo: CNW Group/Mitrex – Integrated Solar Technology.

TORONTO — Mitrex, a Canadian manufacturer of solar products and sustainable building materials, has been selected as the exclusive building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) supplier for the geoLAGOON project.

Inspired by the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, geoLAGOON, a project by developer geoLagon Inc., aims to create self-sufficient, carbon-neutral villages and lagoons heated to 38°C year-round, demonstrating the supply of energy from the sun and the earth. The project shows how renewable energy can provide a technically and financially viable option for the energy transition, which increasingly requires alternatives to hydropower.

geoLAGOON will be built using a patented method that incorporates a water bath model with a sealed and insulated sub-tank that stores heat. In this sub-tank, coils will circulate water from the open pond at a controllable rate, maintaining the water at 38°C. The geoLAGOON’s energy ecosystem will be powered by renewable energy sources, including solar energy (31 per cent), shallow geothermal energy (35 per cent), and biomass produced from plant waste (11 per cent), and the insulated sub-tank that stores heat will contribute for 23 per cent.

Mitrex was selected as the exclusive supplier for the solar portion of energy generation – the exterior walls and roof of each village house will be clad with a high-performance solar cladding. This solution incorporates photovoltaic cells (BIPV), which will provide the electricity needed to heat the tank and its lagoon without compromising the buildings’ aesthetics. On average, every square foot of Mitrex material produces 13 – 18 W of energy.


“Mitrex is proud to be the exclusive supplier of solar energy generation for the innovative carbon-neutral geoLAGOON project. Our high-performing solar cladding technology will not only provide the electricity needed to heat the lagoon and tank, but it will also enhance the visual appeal of the buildings,” says Mitrex CEO Danial Hadizadeh. “The project is a testament to how renewable energy can be a practical and financially viable option for the energy transition, and we at Mitrex are excited to be a part of it.”

Mitrex’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of sustainable, energy-generating, human-made structures. Mitrex is proud to be a part of the state-of-art sustainable project – geoLAGOON, which significantly contributes to fighting climate change and building a greener and more sustainable future for all.


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