Energie d'aujourd'hui et demain

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  • Code : N7EE04A


To know the orders of the electrical consumption of a medium household in France. Compare these quantities with the magnitude of the power generated by a human being.


Estimate the area of PV required for production and the volume of hydraulic storage required to meet France’s electricity consumption needs for two extreme scenarios (high and low consumption).


Through exercises and some experiments, students will study the electricity consumption profile of France. They will make power balance sheets to ensure 100% PV production and set up a storage of energy in hydraulic form (pumped hydroelectric energy storage) to compensate for the intermittence of production. Small experiments allow students to know the orders of PV production quantities (in relation to the surface) and to compare with what a human being can produce.


The National Institute of Electrical engineering, Electronics, Computer science,Fluid mechanics & Telecommunications and Networks

2, rue Charles Camichel - BP 7122
31071 Toulouse Cedex 7, France

+33 (0)5 34 32 20 00


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