Pico Hydroelectricity: presentation of a pico hydroelectric plant at private homes in France
Summary: Mrs. and Mr. X live from 1985 an isolated house located below a mountainside in the Alpes de Haute Provence (04).
When they moved into 1985, Mrs and Mr X made a request to connect to the electricity grid with EDF but the cost of connection being prohibitive, they preferred to produce electricity on site from the energy that can provide the torrent that crosses their land.
Mr X knew the technology and he wanted to be independent in energy level. Mr and Mrs X have therefore chosen to install a small hydroelectric plant (at their expense because the subsidies did not exist), that would provide free electricity after the repayment of the facility.