This isn't about solar (at least initially) but hopefully the closest group in which to post. My 2011 Leaf is dead, and I want to harvest the battery to use as a power backup for key systems in my house during (frequent in Quebec) power outages. But I'm only just now appreciating that the battery on a leaf needs a mini crane to lift, not something I can pop in my new backseat from where the car currently sits sadly in the mechanic's lot. I can't seem to find an electrician nearby who is familiar with doing this either (i.e. getting the inverter/panel set up and recommending an appropriate place to store the battery).
I'm wondering if anyone has any tips? I have two weeks before I have to remove my car from the lot one way or the other. I'm in the Ottawa/Gatineau area of Canada. I saw on another thread a company in BC who uses these batteries for apartment installations, but can't find anything in this area yet.
I may be interested in wiring in solar down the road, but not anytime soon (Quebec hydro power is relatively clean, and although I have off-grid dreams it is not an immediate priority).
p.s. my Leaf is dead because the IPDM module is toast, and replacements cannot be found in Canada anytime soon with supply chain issues
2011 Leaf purchased used in 2019.