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    $100/kW rebate - anyone gotten theirs yet?

    I did get mine, although it was a little strange. I was expecting a $1600 rebate, but out of the blue I got a $250 check from Tesla with no explanation - the memo field of the check just said something generic like "price reduction." I called customer service to ask what was up and they...
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    System is switching from grid to PowerWalls during free off-peak period.

    That makes sense - I'll give it a try. Of course, I have an unrelated issue where the system isn't honoring my reserve setting and will happily blow past it (and not just by a little bit), but maybe the most recent software update will make a difference. I'm on 20.49.0 which isn't the absolute...
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    System is switching from grid to PowerWalls during free off-peak period.

    That's why I'm puzzled by what I'm seeing - the graphs are from when the system is in "Advanced / Cost Saving," and it's beginning to discharge the Powerwalls in the mornings when there's still 2-3 hours of Off-Peak left.
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    System is switching from grid to PowerWalls during free off-peak period.

    I have a "free nights" (8pm-5am) plan, so I'm trying to get my system to only use the grid to power my house during those hours. For the past few weeks I've been manually switching to "backup only" at 8pm and then manually switching to "Advanced/Balanced" at 5am. That works, but I was hoping...
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    Existing Powerwall 2s to get 50% power capacity increase with SW update?

    I just checked one of them and yes - the model number is 3012170-05-B
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    Existing Powerwall 2s to get 50% power capacity increase with SW update?

    The long black plastic cover on the side (the left side as you're looking at the front of the PW, not the side with the power switch) can be removed to expose a label that has the information. At the bottom center of the cover there's a half-circle that you can remove and then pull the entire...
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    PVwatts numbers, inserting

    No, that sounds about right. Some people act like East/West facing panels are "better than nothing" and that North-facing panels aren't even worth installing, but all else being equal (roof pitch, shading, etc), East/West panels still generate ~85% of what South-facing panels will, and even...
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    Post Your Tesla Solar Layout

    Here's ours. It's not ideal, since there are panels facing all directions, and the twelve panels facing east-ish at the front of the house are pretty heavily shaded by trees for most of the day. But Tesla was conservative in estimating how much it would produce (just over 17 MWh annually from...
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    $100/kW rebate - anyone gotten theirs yet?

    I got this email from Tesla in early March while I was waiting on our install: I can't find anything about the rebate online, and my project advisor isn't calling me back. Does anyone know about this rebate or how long it takes to get the check after PTO?
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    Existing Powerwall 2s to get 50% power capacity increase with SW update?

    The four Powerwalls I had installed in March are version 2.1, but the associated breakers are only 30A and they're only wired with 10-gauge wire. But since I have four of them, does it really matter? Even under the old specs, four Powerwalls can provide 20kW continuous / 30 kW peak, which is...
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    Does solar make sense in Texas?

    So much yes. I had a car totaled in the 1992 hail storm (and not an old junker, either).
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    Tesla AC Powerwall *2.1* installed?

    When you say "last February," do you mean February 2020 or February 2021? Normally I would think "last February" would be 2020, but I'm hoping that you haven't been waiting on Tesla and PG&E for 14 months!
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    Tesla says one inverter isn't producing, but numbers in the app look good?

    A quick update - the Tesla tech came out yesterday and spent some time on the phone with the office troubleshooting the inverter. As everyone here suspected, it was working just fine and communicating with my home network, but couldn't communicate with Tesla's servers. This wouldn't be a big...
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    Tesla says one inverter isn't producing, but numbers in the app look good?

    Just a quick update - I was expecting a call from Tier 2 support, but instead they just went ahead and scheduled a service appointment for tomorrow. Perhaps they tried to fix the configuration remotely and didn't have any luck. Meanwhile, the system is still producing fine; we hit 14 kW...
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    System not honoring Powerwall reserve setting?

    We've had a couple of sunny days, so the Powerwalls haven't gotten down low enough to experiment further. But the other day when they were dropping down below the 25% threshold, they did stop discharging around 22-23%, so it's probably just a slight discrepancy between what the Powerwalls think...

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