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    Estimated PV Generation PGE

    Is the estimate kWh on the form the amount of energy we can export can to the grid or is it a fraction of that?
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    Is Powerwall necessary in Bay Area?

    With the new ability to charge from grid and export everything, it’s possible to arbitrage rates so the value proposition of the powerwall has significantly changed this year. Is it enough to pay for the powerwall? Maybe maybe not, but then again the Tesla app only gets interesting with...
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    Tesla Virtual Power Plant in CA

    Just signed up. But I supposed we can’t do this and ohmconnect since they’re conflicting? In that case I’ll keep ohmconnect
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    Has anyone gotten service for their AC not being as cool as before?

    I’ve had my 3 for nearly 4 years. I keep the temp at 68 degrees but for the past few months the AC hasn’t been blowing cool air as much as it did back when I first got the car. Wondering if anyone got their AC serviced and was it covered by warranty?
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    what's the investment $ needed to get it going? and how much energy are you using to earn $300... is that $300 valued at current ETH or before the crash?
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    PW owners, summer is coming/here. What is your reserve percentage?

    For export everything option, does the powerwall get drained down to the reserve percentage?
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Export Everything option just appeared in my app. With the ability to arbitrate rates via export everything and grid charging, that means my system size and single pw is enough for all my power needs!
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    PW owners, summer is coming/here. What is your reserve percentage?

    5%. I don't want to pay any peak rates.
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    Should I switch from PG&E TOU-C to EV2-A rate if I have solar + pw?

    I ended up going with EV2A. One pw is so far enough to get me through shoulder and peak on pw alone, and with grid charging to pw that will be true for winter
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    Should I add a 3rd Powerwall in California?

    It comes down to whether you'd rather spend the money on something else then if there is no financial justification or minimal benefits from outages :). would you gain more utility by using the money towards a vacation? or new furniture, gifts etc
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    Should I add a 3rd Powerwall in California?

    With the new ability to charge pw from grid, unless you need more than 27.5 kWh of energy during shoulder/peak periods I don't see why a 3rd would be necessary.
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    Using 100% of the solar your panels produce [DC / AC ratio]

    There’s just satisfaction seeing the full distribution curve on a sunny day 😎
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    do you have a screenshot of the option for export everything? I have PG&E but I do not see that option to export from pw during peak.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I don't see the option for "Export Everything" only "Grid Charging". Do you have a screenshot to share?
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    Adding a breaker to Tesla Energy Gateway for Wall Connector

    I installed a charger on my dryer circuit.. 24A 240V is enough so anything above that is even faster!
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Wow, my only concern with one powerwall was that I couldn't get it charged enough to last thru shoulder and peak rates in the winter. Now one powerwall is enough for my needs and no regret not getting more powerwalls anymore :). Next we ought to be able to drain the powerwall during peak like...
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    Can I add more solar with PG&E?

    Yup my usage appears to be updated every other hour as well. I’m averaging almost 3 kWh per day since install a month ago. How about you? Even at 3kWh per day it’s more than the annual usage on the energy guide at 866 per day. Hopefully warmer weather will make a big difference.
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    Can Powerwall contribute to homes amperage?

    If I didn’t buy the powerwall I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now so there’s that :) What is the payback period for more happiness.
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    Can Powerwall contribute to homes amperage?

    🤷‍♂️ You can’t buy a powerwall by itself without solar panels so the payback should be based on both solar panels + powerwall. I don’t know why you insist on isolating the ROI calculations on powerwall alone. I don’t know what to say besides the fact that after 6.5 years my solar panels +...
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    Can Powerwall contribute to homes amperage?

    unfortunately I have a limited budget so my system is smaller than I would have wanted, but it should be enough for 1 EV plus all home usage for now :). we don't have AC but we may add it in the future... great setup you got there!!
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    Can Powerwall contribute to homes amperage?

    I'm not too worried about the warranty, most likely the pw along with the panels will continue to work past the warranty period albeit diminished capacity plus there is also intrinsic value when selling the property down the road. Your numbers are fine, but they don't account for escalating and...
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    Can Powerwall contribute to homes amperage?

    Powerwall only makes sense for me by switching to EV2-A instead of TOU-C or TOU-D. there is a bigger delta between off peak and mid peak/peak. there is not enough difference between off peak and peak for TOU-C and TOU-D work due to the 90% roundtrip efficiency. a system without power wall...
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    Can I add more solar with PG&E?

    I likely have the gen 5, it's 72 dBM right at the top when the compressor is running. water heater is in the garage and I can hear it making a constant sharp sound in the living room after showering. fortunately the compressor doesn't run the whole day so it's ok. but I am looking to get some...
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    Do I need to contact Tesla before I add new circuit/break to sub panel?

    Email your advisor. They did load calculation when I wanted to install a hybrid electric water heater.
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    The frustrating thing is that I never got a clear answer on why my system had so many problems. I was told it was a registration issue.
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    UPDATE: System is out of self consumption mode!! After countless emails, lots of calls to support, my system is finally operating the way it should be. It took more than a month after PTO was granted. Fortunately this was sorted out before peak solar generation season. I hope I never have to...
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    Natural Gas vs Heat pumps for heating

    my hybrid water heater is in the garage (Northern California), does it make sense to duct the inlet to the attic or not worth doing? conflicted since no duct makes it a cleaner look...
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    Why electric vehicles are a bad investment

    TCO swings to favor EV with solar and powerwall. Can’t beat free fuel after 7 years!
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    PG&E EV2A rate went up by 20% March 1

    How long does Tesla take to update the rates in the app? It's still showing 21 cents for me. If we manually update the figures, will it still automatically update when the rates change in the future?
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    Solar Inverter Undersize

    How do I tell what’s my inverter size for my 6.12kW system? There’s no labeling on the inverter
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    Natural Gas vs Heat pumps for heating

    For Rheem, is it more efficient to run in energy saver mode or heat pump only mode?
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    Called a few more times since Monday. One agent said the issue is "fixed" and self consumption mode would go away after 48 hours (heard this several times already). Of course as expected, nothing changed after 48 hours. Called again today and the agent said she is sending a field service...
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    Solar developments in short & long term

    bi-directional home charging with Tesla vehicles
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    Called again this morning. 1 hour in queue, 1 hour on the phone. System still not fully functioning. What I was told is that there is a registration issue with my system so all the commands to get system out of self consumption mode isn't being directed to my system. The rep said the...
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    Just when I thought things can't get worse, now the solar panels are no longer generating energy in broad daylight. I am at a loss for words at how this project has been a nightmare every step of the way.
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    How long between inspection and PTO? [various areas]

    Getting increasingly frustrated by the day. PTO granted March 1. As of March 18 STILL stuck in self consumption mode. Total silence from Tesla. It's maddening.
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    I just called again, the rep on the phone said my tier 2 case is still active and that yesterday's rep only reached out to back end team and there was no troubleshooting that can be done over the phone, so it could be that the rep lied that the issue was fixed yesterday :(. I am told Tesla...
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    update: looks like I was mislead again, 24 hours left still stuck in self consumption mode. I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up.
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    HOA Rules and Solar

    Are you planning to stay at the townhome long term? It will be a pain to move the power walls when you move to another home, and given that they are founder's series they are worth keeping.
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    I gave Tesla a call again. This time the rep actually called the diagnostics team and now I am told the self consumption mode will be removed in 24 hours. We will see if that really is the case!
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    Hmm that's the number I've been calling, I didn't hear an option to talk to the activations team, I have been selecting "power wall support"
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    Increased Car Prices and $12k FSD...Just Insanity!

    2018 Model 3 LR RWD with EAP and lifetime premium connectivity. Keeping the car forever until the software (EAP) is transferrable to a new car.
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    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    That’s how San Jose Water Company is operating. Everyone is paying $80+ every 2 months as fixed costs and water usage is a much smaller component of the bill, yet everyone is using less water than ever before.
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    Update: 12 days after PTO not a single peep from Tesla regarding when my system will fully function. A tier 2 ticket marked “urgent” was filed but no follow up. Meanwhile it’s getting increasingly difficult to not let solar go to waste since my model 3 is getting fully charged from solar alone.
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    Will electricity stay cheap forever?

    Solar + battery will protect you against price hikes. At some point, utilities to increase the minimum bill amount but it is still the way to go. Tesla + solar + battery has been my goal for years and I've finally attained it :). enjoying my hard work and investment!!
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    $25k+ savings in 15 years is also what I calculated due to California electricity prices My regret is probably not being able to afford a bigger system at this time
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    You are right, Tesla was the cheapest and now I am paying the price for it via incredibly slow support when things have gone sideways.
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    That sucks, looks like more waiting and waiting. I can't believe this is happening even after PTO is granted.
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    Stuck in self consumption mode a week after granted PTO?

    Is this normal timeline? PTO got issued by PG&E last week. It's been over a week and after repeatedly calls to Tesla to "push the update," excess energy is not flowing back to grid. Is there something I'm missing?

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