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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2019, 04:21:18 PM »

Does anyone know if you can connect a wind turbine to any commercially available domestic battery systems?

It would be best if you talk to Navitron about that as they are our hosts. They have a start page at

And (the opposite of my original question) has anyone yet produced a system to use an EV eg Leaf, to power the house in a power cut, protecting grid repair workers?

This type of configuration seems to be work in progress with V2G (vehicle to grid) being the main focus, with OVO having some trials at the moment that use Nissan Leafs. Full home isolation is going to be a more complicated system. Tesla does offer it with their Powerwall so it's not impossible, its just that there do not seem to be any general V2G/V2H solutions yet. One problem is that while CHAdeMO supports V2G the CCS standard currently does not and they are talking about support from 2025....

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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2019, 08:35:31 PM »

Well , thats for sure , that there is  an ending  supply for lead ,  and sure not every house will have a  monster battery  made of lead .....

But  in general,  i find  the idea very interesting/ fascinating   thought,   about a nearly "self-sufficient"  house

would be fun to calculate the numbers  .... but   i expect only fuel costs for cars exceed  20000 GBP for an average single  family home  , over 10 years ...


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