July 5, 2022

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Preparing for the next interruption

Preparing for the next interruption

André Fauteux, who lives in Sainte-Adèle, felt he was safe from the dangers of a long power outage. His office at home, publisher and editor of the magazine The House of 21And Century He installed a 650 watt backup photovoltaic system in his home in late 2008 to prevent any problems.

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Daniel Bonno

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However, over the past few days he has noticed that the lead-acid battery in his system is nearing the end of its life and he, like many Hydro-Quebec subscribers, has had to buy ice from a retailer to avoid losing food. So he will revise his strategy to be ready next time, he revealed in a videoconference held by Maison du Development Durable on Tuesday afternoon.

Held a videoconference under the name Is the game really worth the candle, undermining the concept of an autonomous home?, Is especially timely. Jean-Pierre Deszardins, a lecturer at UQAM, set the table by describing what an autonomous home is by emphasizing the use of solar energy, regardless of the Hydro-Quebec network.

“Everyone dreams of being disconnected from Hydro-Québec, but it does not really work unless the hydro line is more than 500 meters away,” he said. Fauteux then suggested. On the other hand, we should all work for energy security. With climate change, there will be more violent winds, which will reduce trees and blizzards. If you work from home, I especially encourage you to get a small system. The interesting thing is that renewable energy systems are modular. So we can start small and add photovoltaic output capacity and storage in batteries. ⁇

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Emmanuel Cosgrove, co-founder and general manager of habcohabitation, who lives in Wakefield, Toyota, said there was still no electricity. “I want to have a small system Backup, As in Andres‌, but because there are so many mature trees, we studied insolation, revealing that the capacity to generate electricity on this site is very low. ⁇

The self-regulating house is not environmentally friendly, as it specifically refers to the use of a propane stove and a gasoline, propane or diesel generator, he points out. According to him, this is not a financially attractive option.

“It’s better to have a connection to Hydro – Quebec, he said. When trying to calculate all the costs, it is almost unprofitable.

“Normally, you can just get out of hydro failure with batteries,” he also explained. By storing we can greatly increase our resilience. What we’ll see in the near future is what we call V2H or V2G, Vehicle-home Where From the vehicle to the grid. That means the big mega lithium battery in our electric car powers our home when it breaks down. Leaf and Mitsubishi PHEV are two vehicles that do not cover their warranty on people who want to use the car battery during breakdowns at home. This is a fantastic idea. We have a low carbon vehicle and by purchasing two large lithium batteries one for home and one for car we do not need to consume much. It needs to be monitored. ⁇

Finally, he suggested that those who want to embark on an expedition of photovoltaics should be well informed and in complete control. Écohabitation, with Jean-Pierre Desjardins‌, provides regular training.

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