What do you do when the power goes out?
Even if you have Solar PV system, if it is grid tied there is not much you can do but wait it out, or perhaps there is…
This presentation offers two innovative solutions for your water and power needs during a power outage;
Dan Foster – 5:30 to 6:15 Accessing your well water during power outages on hand pumping water using the new hand pumps available.
The price of frost free hand-pumps has come down significantly and the installation on top of your well casing is easier than you might think. Dan will present his experience with hand powered water pumps, in Vermont.
For more information – come to the presentation.
Helen Bruno – GMP – Tesla Power Wall program – 6:20 – 7:30 with Q and A. Seamless backup power – with or without solar PV.
Powerwall detects grid outages and automatically becomes your home’s main energy source. Protect your home from the next power outage and keep your lights on, phones charged, and no puddles under the fridge.
This cutting-edge battery acts as a home backup, storing energy for when you need it. The Powerwall 2.0 provides 8-12 hours of whole-house backup power. You can generate and store your own energy when you pair your Powerwall 2.0 with solar, or it can store energy directly from the grid itself.
GMP is partnering with customers to use the battery’s stored power during peak times to lower costs by reducing transmission and capacity expenses. Not only does the Powerwall improve reliability for customers; it can also reduce costs for everyone on peak energy days.
This is a special program for Vermonters, that offers a Power wall battery system with installation for an low monthly rental fee.
A very useful guide on being prepared for a power outage can be found over at Survivor’s Fortress.