Canada is moving toward a 100% electrification future, and reinforcement of the existing distribution grid will lag behind growing electrical demand. Adding to the fun of potential brownouts are growing occurences of extreme weather events that will challenge grid operators to keep the electrons flowing.
OK, so what does this mena for you and your home? Answer: less relaiable grid power. Power outages.
Making your home resilient against power loss is becoming more of a priority, and ever cheaper as equipment options grow. 3G Energy recommends that you consider equipment that meets the expectations of a carbon free or Net Zero world that is coming. We offer alternatives to deploying internal combustion generators, and if you must deploy an ICE unit, we offer ways to minimize its use with battery storage and solar PV energy.
The award-winning SolarEdge Home Hub Inverter puts record breaking energy efficiency and control at the center of your home energy ecosystem delivering more power, hour after hour. One power platform that’s solar-ready, battery-ready, electric vehicle-ready, and future-ready.
The Most Advanced Solar-Generator-System Available on the Market. Focussing on energy independence. And resiliency.
If either of these products interest you, drop us a liine. We can make sure you get competitive prices, plus appropriate choices of battery storage, PV modules, racking and even micro wind energy solutions!
We have chosen this Canadian made battery to complement the SolArk inverter above.
This Volthium modular battery is mainly used for stand-alone houses, server rooms, telecommunication Cell towers, and micro power plants. Made from high quality LiFePo4 cells, this type of battery is compatible with all inverters on the market. It has a 10 year warranty and useful life of 15+ years, as well as average operation beyond 6000 cycles. LiFePo4 batteries (lithium-iron-phosphate, or LFP) are known to be safer (with less risk of fire), more durable (with a longer lifespan) and more flexible (able to withstand deep discharge) better than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Why are LFP batteries better than lead acid batteries? It is essential to note that a lead-acid battery should never be completely discharged at the risk of being severely damaged and drastically reducing its lifespan. On the other hand, lithium batteries can tolerate being discharged entirely without damaging lifespan or storage capacity, giving you access to the full energy storage capacity of the battery. Check out this link to a technical data sheet:
Energy Ball V100 The Energy Ball is a spherical small wind turbine with a diameter of 1 meter. The Energy Ball V100 has 6 rotor blades and is suitable for installation in urban areas. It makes no noise and has no visual flicker effects. The Energy Ball V100 is installed on a free standing pole with a total height of 10 or 12 meters, or on a flat roof mast with a total height of 3 meters. Maximum power supplied to the grid is 500 Watts.
Energy Ball V200 The Energy Ball V200 has a bigger diameter than the Energy Ball V100 and delivers substantially more power. The V200 has 5 rotor blades and has a diameter of almost 2 meters. The Energy Ball V200 is suitable for installation in urban areas as it makes no noise and has no visual flicker effects.. The Energy Ball V200 is installed on a free standing pole with a total height of 12 or 15 meters. Maximum power supplied to the grid is 2250 Watts.
In Ontario, both of these units comply with provincial land use regulations and can be installed virtually anywhere.