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    Are these operating modes possible?

    I just saw on another post that there is an option to tell the app your utility and rate plan (go to Performance, scroll down to Solar Value, and tap on the utility and rate plan at the bottom of the page). I didn't know that option existed. If Tesla wanted to be REALLY SLICK, they'd add an...
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    The Powerwalls would get charged from the excess solar that the home doesn't consume in the morning. There would need to be some AI involved like in Balanced mode where the system would recognize if there isn't enough solar being diverted to fully recharge the Powerwalls before the next Peak...
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    I'm an excess producer. I don't mind pulling from the grid during off-peak when no solar is being produced. I'm only compensated ~$0.03/KWh for the additional throughput from the Powerwalls.
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    The results of days 2 and 3 were pretty much the same as day 1. I don't see any evidence of a trend that would lead me to believe that this would improve if I gave it more time. At this point I don't see any way of accomplishing the following: 1) Only allow discharging the Powerwalls...
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    Increasing the reserve won't work for me unless I wanted to manage it daily (which I don't). I don't think there are any settings in Balanced mode that will make the Powerwalls stop discharging at 9pm and not discharge again until 4pm the following day. I think the gap is just too big.
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    I should clarify the above only applies to the Peak hours. Cost Savings mode still incurs unnecessary NBCs during the morning by prioritizing Powerwall recharging over home consumption thus requiring the house to draw from the grid while the Powerwalls are recharging.
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    You're correct now that I think about it, when solar when solar is prioritized to the grid and the home is running off the Powerwalls then there aren't additional NBCs but there is unnecessary discharging of the Powerwalls since the home could be running off solar. So I want the solar...
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    My conclusion so far is my goals can't be achieved with the current operating modes. But several people have said I should try different modes so I'm trying to go into this with an open mind.
  9. R

    Are these operating modes possible?

    Yes, but you don't care if your Powerwalls don't last beyond 10 years. I'm trying to maximize their life since they are mainly for backup and I don't want to have to replace them sooner than necessary.
  10. R

    Are these operating modes possible?

    That's where I started from. And it works great except solar is prioritized to the grid instead of my house. So I incur unnecessary NBCs and Powerwall discharging. That is what I'm trying to eliminate. But, unfortunately, Cost Saving looks to be the least of the evils.
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    I have my reserve set at 50%. This lets me get through the hottest/coldest days before hitting my reserve during peak hours (4-9pm). Due to a combination of a mild day, prioritizing solar to the house (good), and and drawing from the grid during peak (bad), my SOC was above 90% at 9pm...
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    T The problem with starting Peak earlier in Balanced is it will send all solar to the grid and none to the house just like Cost Saving. If I wanted that I could just stay in Cost Saving to avoid discharging the Powerwalls Off-Peak.
  13. R

    Are these operating modes possible?

    The only time I want any power coming from the Powerwalls is 4-9pm (unless there is a power outage).
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    Results of day 2 pretty much the same as day 1.
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    Are these operating modes possible?

    I don't - It was a typo - It was pulling from the Powerwalls during 8-9pm - fixed the typo.

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