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    Call to action, Florida House passes bill 741. It will pass the senate this week, 3/7/22, if we don't do something

    Last week, the Florida House pass bill 741 which guts net metering in Florida. It is scheduled to get a third reading and a vote this week in the Senate. https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/1024 It's easy to email the Senators. https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators Florida is supposedly...
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    Floridians need to get off their butts, SB 1024 passed committe

    Cue the propaganda. This article is hard to read - like following the logic of someone drunk asking for their keys back. For those not in Florida. FPL (NexTra Energy) is headquartered in Juno Beach, Palm Beach County, FL. The Palm Beach Post primary market it Palm Beach County. Its kind of...
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    Any FPL customers post PTO with back-up switch?

    A win for FPL. I put in a complaint to the Public Service Commission. I'm waiting for a reply from the PSC. I expect this goes no where, but at least it's documented and public record. Tesla has completed the redesign for the gateway are are working to schedule FPL so they can remove the...
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    Floridians need to get off their butts, SB 1024 passed committe

    That's the point of this exercise. Slow, hopefully halt, the adoption of roof top solar. Like the utility ever cared about a customer.
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    Floridians need to get off their butts, SB 1024 passed committe

    Everyone, Imagine that, FPL, following Cali, wants to gut net metering. The FPL bill passed committee yesterday. https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/1024 The committee is regulated industries. https://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/RI/ Get involved. I've raised hell today with...
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    Any FPL customers post PTO with back-up switch?

    You must be a nice charitable person. This can't be said for FPL, or any monopoly, let alone utility. I asked them why. They initially said it was safety. That the BS could damage the inside of the meter leading to a short that could electrocute someone. They said it happens all the time...
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    Any FPL customers post PTO with back-up switch?

    To follow-up. I put in a complaint to the Public Service Commission. FPL got back to me right away. FPL said that the switch is against their standard. I asked what was the standard. The switch comforms to industry standard (UL etc) as required per the interconnection agreement and PSC...
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    Tesla says I can use the system before PTO?

    I've been using the system before PTO in self consumption mode. The only reason I think this is allowed is that PTO is permission to export to the grid, and since I'm in self consumption mode, I'm not exporting. Thoughts
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    Any FPL customers post PTO with back-up switch?

    Any FPL customers post PTO with back-up switch? Nothing like being stuck in the middle. Yesterday, FPL comes and installs net meter. The end is in sight. Yeah!!! It works perfectly. FPL technician then notices the backup switch, ask what it is, I tell him and he says its not approved...
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    Just ordered Tesla solar panels, tips, do’s and dont’s welcome!

    Lessons learned: - Be patient - this will take a lot longer than 2-days. I have a complex install on a tile roof. I think they had like 7+ work days on my roof. How long the crews are at your house each day is a function of how far you are from their warehouse. I'm hours from the warehouse...
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    Just ordered Tesla solar panels, tips, do’s and dont’s welcome!

    IMHO, north should be a no go. Go to PVWatts to build and compare multiple scenarios for the placement of solar panels on your roof. I am not certain, but I do not think the HOA can limit where you place the panels. Florida Statute, Section 163.04...
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    Who pays utility company fee to net meter?

    Tesla inspector and customer service said Tesla pays FPL fee, but I got billed. whats gives?
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    Discussion: Tesla Energy / Auto Customer Service

    I ordered my system late April, install completed last week of September, and waiting for Tesla to complete application for PTO with FPL. To not use foul language to describe the experience is to give too much credit to Tesla. Working with the crew who service SW FL (Tampa) has been awful, and...
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    Power wall plus 170% capacity?

    Yesterday, the Tesla rep said that post PTO, via software, the PW+ (inverter) will be able to output 170% rated AC capacity. That would be 7.6 to 12.92 kW AC peak power (specs 9.6 max kWh off-grid). The rep stated this is why they “overbuild” system (or why they underbuild on the inverter...
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    Discussion: "Powerwall +"

    How many wire pairs run into you inverter(s) from the roof. Each should be a string. To know for sure, you'd need to take off the inverter cover to see how many MPPT's are used.

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