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Battery storage calculation: Iqaluit uses 19,969,680 kW/h of electricity per average month. The exact seasonal fluctuation of conventional wind and solar units fluctuates by geographic area and company, so we’ll be conservative and take the conventional global average technology and consider that they provide half of energy needs during 4 months a year. The lowest price for longterm (more than daily) storage is 1,450 dollars per kW/h stored (again, quite conservative). To store extra energy made in November for to provide for one-quarter of the energy needs of December, the average battery storage cost would be US $599,089,315.06.

Solution Page Sources

Pikangikum quote: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/globe-editorial-the-unspoken-problem-in-pikangikum/article35798480/

Canadian mortgage: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/75-001-x/2011002/article/11429-eng.htm#a5

Life Expectancy: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41228181 and http://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/65674nunavut_lowest_life_expectancy_of_any_province_territory_statscan/

Conventional Solar: When referring to “conventional solar” we are referring to Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which make up the majority of global solar panels and all major solar companies.

SWRI vs Conventional Health Effects:

  • Specifically, SWRI maintains the 45 dBA to 50 dBA range and eliminates the risk of "low frequency noise", a realm of noise that is not prevented by home insulation, and has been known to cause "sleep deprivation and other health effects"

  • SWRI Windmill foundation systems do not require substantially deep "piling" designs which have been known to cause "groundwater contamination" issues in Canadian installations.

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