Here we’re going to explain you the general principles used in yOmOtic. Each habitat is different, designed according to the needs of the users.
Supplying all households with electricity from small production systems that complement each other as needed is a sustainable solution. It’s called cogeneration.
Solar energy and wind energy are called “renewable” energies. If we look closer, the types of power plants that produce these “renewable energies” are not environmentally friendly. For example, in the production of a solar panel the amount of energy required uses rare materials already overexploited in the field of electronics.
Want to produce, for all, in quantities is expensive. Not only because of the multitude of materials used, accident risk factors (destruction of biodiversity, forest fires, etc…) but also because the transport of energy generates great losses.
“78% of the losses come from the loss of energy that occurs as soon as a current circulates in the conductive material of the connections (cable, transformer, etc.).”
The more energy you have to transport over long distances, the more energy you lose. With these facts, the creation of giant wind farms, or solar farms, seems to us totally ecological meaningless.
This is why we are working to combine renewable technologies to optimize their efficiency by integrating them directly into the habitat. We will talk here about self-consumption. We produce and use energy on-site.
The other problem with electrical energy is storage. Indeed, battery production is energy-intensive and also uses valuable ore, which are very limited resources in time.
How do we produce energy?
- Solar energy
We mainly use solar energy thanks to a satellite dish that condenses beam of light on a gas engine. The Stirling engine is an innovation that dates back a hundred years. It has the particularity to produce a force through the expansion of a gas. In our case, we heat the gas thanks to the sun’s rays, which results in pistons that are converted into electrical energy through a transformer and stored in the form of compressed air or in a flywheel.
A flywheel is using the force of gravity to rotate a mass very quickly around an axis. Once the rotation initiated by solar or wind power generation the energy keeps for 48 to 72 hours. Recovering solar energy during the night becomes child’s play, just draw, thanks to a motor, electricity, braking the flywheel. The solar satellite dish and the wind turbine recharge the flywheel when weather conditions permit.
LATULPA yOmOtic does not stop there, we have other solutions! We will discuss it more clearly in future articles.
yOmOtic uses the technique of bio-inspiration. Nature has always known how to use the energy of the sun and that of fluids (air, water, gas). We assemble with common sense the least invasive techniques for our planet.
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