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  1. holeydonut

    Is Powerwall necessary in Bay Area?

    Don’t worry, here’s the CPUC’s solution to reducing your TOU rates. Interestingly you could do the same thing if you are a normal rate payer who loses power. Just sit there and stare at the wall! It’s free!
  2. holeydonut

    Understanding PGE/SVCE electricity bills/TrueUP

    Yeahhhhhh it's back for me too. I now have the only page of my black and white bill that I have ever understood.
  3. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    Yeah, it's a combination of the State's mandates through the OPR; the integrated resource plan and long term resource plan (IRP, LTRP); the GHG cap and trade targets; the CPUC's processes that seem to encourage as much wasteful spending as possible; PG&E's ability to take on the PPAs without...
  4. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    The price the IOU’s pay for energy is oftentimes much higher than the CAISO cost. That’s why I’m always railing on the utility scale PPA’s. PG&E has billions of forward contracts to buy energy at fixed rates. And PG&E covers some fixed cost allocation of those MWh on top of the underlying...
  5. holeydonut

    Powerwall In Garage [what are the rules around this?]

    Damn, I can't find my diagram for the fire suppression system that ejects a flaming powerwall through the roof and onto the street.
  6. holeydonut

    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Looks like you’ll be spending a few hours reading this thread … https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/new-powerwall-advanced-options-toggle-for-charging-from-the-grid-that-is-not-stormwatch-mode.264858/
  7. holeydonut

    First heat, now fire in Pleasanton [06.23.2022]

    Are you near foothill road? I hope they get it under control soon. Edit: deleted my trash-azz picture Red = evacuation order Yellow = warning Blue = advisory
  8. holeydonut

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Isn't that what they wanted in the NEM 3.0 PD? The ACC rate is a "super of peak" value of solar worth about $0.03 per kWh around 1am to 2pm. That's effectively the spot/wholesale value of solar at that time. The ACC rate gives you no transmission credit on NEM; it's a pure spot wholesale...
  9. holeydonut

    Is Powerwall necessary in Bay Area?

    Here's a simple questionnaire to determine if you should get Powerwalls. On a scale of 0 to 10, do you hate PG&E? (10 = lots of hate) On a scale of 0 to 10, do you get upset seeing the Power Down 4 to 9 billboards on US-101 advising you not to cook dinner or run the air conditioner after you...
  10. holeydonut

    How to tell after power outage if you are using PW Batteries or if the grid is back on?

    Hi Bob, it's usually very clear on the Tesla App if you are off grid. Here's @SMAlset 's screenshot from Tuesday. The app will tell you the grid is out, and estimate your remaining energy if the home uses energy at what Tesla has measured lately within the home. So in this screenshot SMAlset...
  11. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    If he knew he was being recorded, I doubt he would have been so candid about everything. But yeah, he knew his supervisors would get his back (and they did). They said if the QEW (qualified electrical worker) in the field doesn't like what he sees, then he's always 100% right. Sunrun was...
  12. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    Lucky you. I got the guy who has drank the anti-NEM kool-aide and thinks only rich a-holes get solar... and oftentimes they "break the rules to get it". The guy at my house also said solar+ESS took away from his pension, and he wished (edit: I split an infinitive) it = residential solar would...
  13. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    Yeah I guess I should have been more specific that he disliked solar + ESS if a homeowner or company like Sunrun does the install. He’s probably a fan of utility scale solar + ESS with PG&E at the epicenter. Here’s my old thread referencing this lineman...
  14. holeydonut

    Power out in East Bay, Pleasanton

    Nah, PG&E can't condone your demand reduction because then there aren't enough people to pay for fixed costs. Solar hurts PG&E's message that current NEM is bad public policy. So they'd rather you reduce demand with expensive new appliances instead of reducing demand with solar. But they can...
  15. holeydonut

    Power out in East Bay, Pleasanton

    BTW PG&E is providing ya'll a list of tips to help avoid high costs on your power bills while it's so hot outside. https://eastcountytoday.net/pge-offers-energy-saving-tips-to-reduce-impact-of-hot-weather-on-power-bills/ Raise the thermostat and turn it up or off when leaving. Install a...
  16. holeydonut

    Solar roofs installed in the last 3 months

    Guy at work just had his solar roof installed (7 kWp DC) in Northern California (near San Jose). He said it went super smooth. He did roof-only, no Powerwalls. He was worried about getting stuck with NEM 3.0, but he's pleased.
  17. holeydonut

    Are there heat related generation limits in inverters or other components?

    oooooo solar power to get more solar power = perpetual motion machine. Yes, I know this perpetual motion machine wouldn't work without the sun. But that's why me = zero brain. https://climapod.com/shop/solar-thermostatic-fan
  18. holeydonut

    Understanding PGE/SVCE electricity bills/TrueUP

    My tinfoil hat conspiracy is they've identified all the PG&E customers in this thread and blocked them from reading their NEM2-PS bills. We were close to understanding all their closely guarded secrets. Which is kind of weird since the only people that download the stupid 25 page black and...
  19. holeydonut

    Just had Powerwalls kick in - grid outage [06.21.2022]

    Didn't someone on TMC also trust the government to have the best interest of the people in mind?
  20. holeydonut

    Understanding PGE/SVCE electricity bills/TrueUP

    Hey folks... any chance you all lost access to your NEM2-PS statements via the PG&E website? I used to be able to use the drop down on the main dashboard and click into "My Accounts & Services". Then I could click on my Service ID and view details about that meter/bill. But now under Service...
  21. holeydonut

    Power out in East Bay, Pleasanton

    Wow West Dublin is out again today. Somebody tripped on that extension cord!
  22. holeydonut

    Power out in East Bay, Pleasanton

    The other side of the Bay got whacked today… thousands out along 280 between Burlingame and Woodside. All of @Vines ’ customers are staying 😎 Morgan Hill is also all FUBAR.
  23. holeydonut

    Am I getting the power I should?

    Yeah, I guess it's worth plugging into PVWatts to see what extra kWh would be produced with a 1.2 ratio vs 1.4. If I punch in PVWatts on my own array, I lose 100 kWh (year 1) with 1.4 instead of my installed 1.2 ratio. Since I'm already a net NEM consumer, this is basically stuff I'd have to...
  24. holeydonut

    Am I getting the power I should?

    Damn. I guess your system is performing as Sunrun implemented. Since they put in inverters that cap out at 1.0A each, your AC production is capped at 27 x 240 = 6.5 kW AC. The panels may each be 350 watts = 9.45 kW DC, but you're getting clipped at peak time down to 6.5 kW AC So, Sunrun put...
  25. holeydonut

    Vendor BASENOR Custom Tesla Sunshade

    I have Basenor seat back covers and a frunk liner… both really good. But I tried the roof sunshades, and I can’t recommend these. If you look at their Amazon listing (won’t link here but it’s easy to find) you’ll see some videos of the droop and odd-fitment of the roof shades.
  26. holeydonut

    Am I getting the power I should?

    Yeah, that's one of the reasons I wanted ugly stand-off mounting instead of the cool/sexy low-mounting with fancy pants skirts. I get like an extra 4% with these fugly mounts due to the extra air flow...
  27. holeydonut

    Solar system info, resources, web sites, personal experience.

    Oh yeah, that general energy sub is just a rant-dumping-fest of climate deniers ... I'm not a fan of that sub. There are a ton of personal attacks going on in those threads and the mods just let it all go. I meant this actual Tesla Energy sub you're posting in heh...
  28. holeydonut

    Am I getting the power I should?

    I guess I have a a couple of thoughts. 1) Does your "custom solar design" tell you what Enphase microinverter you got? It should say IQ7+ or "IQ7PLUS". I hope they didn't sell you IQ7 (no plus) 2) Did you ever get set up on enlighten.enphaseenergy.com ? Or did Sunrun only get you set up on...
  29. holeydonut

    Solar system info, resources, web sites, personal experience.

    IMO that top 10 list of forums is garbage... TMC Energy Sub Forum is not on there. This forum has way more useful info than Solar Panel Talk :P
  30. holeydonut

    Am I getting the power I should?

    If all your panels are facing the same direction and you have no shading, that seems kind of low. with iq7+ micros, it’ll be a peak of 27 panels x 1.21 A x 240 volts = 7.8 kW AC Does the Enphase Enlighten data show the panels all peak at 245 watts?
  31. holeydonut

    Power out in East Bay, Pleasanton

    Wow what’s up with that Dublin/Pleasanton grid? Another huge outage…
  32. holeydonut

    PSA, big recall for Schneider Electric (includes Square D and QO load centers)

    Since a lot of people here got new load centers along with your ESS installs, it's worth checking to see if you're affected. Per the CPSC... The recalled circuit breaker boxes were manufactured between February 2020 and January 2022, with date codes between 200561 and 220233. Unfortunately, I...
  33. holeydonut

    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Uh... isn't that like mega-overcomplicating things? Like why not just use some super simple math and ignore all the weird stuff? The only benefit I can think of where a hyper-fancy-psychic-learning-algo is better than no algo is if the Tesla Powerwalls are better off exporting at 15 kW for 1...
  34. holeydonut

    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I’ve tried to set it and forget it for a few weeks now… the algo isn’t learning much of anything. My powerwalls continue to behave like what @aesculus posted. 1) Powerwalls dump 15kW for a while 2) then the algo throttles export back, but it just becomes erratic and willy-nilly 3) many times...
  35. holeydonut

    Am I the only one who feels Tesla service is spiraling down?

    My experience is Tesla can’t even service a defective 12v battery… https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/serious-12v-battery-corrosion-4-700-miles.269275 They don’t set their teams up for success… just set them up for bare minimum.
  36. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    Yeah, the Nevada courts found the PUC's change of the original 20 years grandfathering down to 12 violated contract law. Interestingly, it was NV Energy that actually proposed to the Edit: Nevada PUC to allow the grandfathering to remain at 20 years. Those IOUs are sneaky SOBs...
  37. holeydonut

    Serious 12v battery corrosion. 4,700 miles

    Yeah, but the problem is they won't just let you get the part and install it yourself. Take the homelink garage door thing... it has to be installed by a mobile tech. If you open the box it is shipped in, you void the product. The first tech couldn't get the auto-close feature won't work at...
  38. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    I dunno what's worse, having PG&E lie to you about the NEM grandfathering "reset" and then subsequently costing you thousands of dollars of value ... or my experience where a powertrippin' PG&E worker lectured me about how evil solar+ESS was. And then PG&E tried really hard to prevent my...
  39. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    From what I gather, yes the retroactive change of everyone to 15 years is still in the PD and will go into effect with NEM 3.0. After the outcry against the original NEM 3.0 PD, the CPUC asked for stakeholders to provide comments about what could change. But, there was no request to re-assess...
  40. holeydonut

    Serious 12v battery corrosion. 4,700 miles

    Son of a... went to the garage to get some stuff and just noticed the Tesla techs wiped the car with what looks like a greasy rag. I had just done a coat of 3D Poxy Montan Wax with an orbital buffer last weekend... this random residue isn't from me. It buffed right out, but what is Tesla...
  41. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    Considering California was at the forefront of green energy adoption in the USA by millions of homeowners... this new NEM 3.0 sucks.
  42. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    This NEM 3.0 thing just gets worse and worse. Hypothetical... how would PG&E know if you have a non-exporting SolarEdge inverter? They'd see demand dip, but that's kind of the point of doing a non-exporting system. Asking for a friend in 15 years.
  43. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    At this point, the CPUC is not providing an "out" that resembles your proposal. So are you saying that right now, if a John Doe (who is not interconnected with solar) in Northern California were to get one of these, and set it to 0 grid export, they'd still need to get a PG&E solar...
  44. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    The more I look at this "NBC on gross consumption" line of questions from the CPUC, the more I think it's just a disingenuous attempt at saying they "tried to find an alternative" to the $8 per month per kW (AC) fixed cost fee. Once they dig into the operational challenges, this proposal of a...
  45. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    Thanks for aggregating the table! The biggest impact IMO is applying the NBC on every kWh used at the house instead of just the imported amount lol. As h2ofun pointed out, the new policy being proposed effectively punishes someone from adding electric appliances. It also wipes out the...
  46. holeydonut

    Serious 12v battery corrosion. 4,700 miles

    Ok folks... I was deliberating posting this since it turns my thread from a "check your 12v battery" into a "Tesla Service SUCKS" thread. But whatever... here goes. So my wife was super annoyed at all the bitching I was doing about the Tesla tech giving zero sh!ts and half-assing the battery...
  47. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    Well, you specifically for the next 14 or so years can live comfortably in retirement. But a semi-clone of yours that were to start an "electrification initiative" under these NEM 3.0 proposals is way worse off than you are now. You after 14 years will not be a happy camper. But by then...
  48. holeydonut

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    For you TMC nerds; the comments sought by the NEM 3.0 proceeding are rolling in. This gives you some insight into the ideas that may make their way into the next NEM 3.0 PD. The ACC rate on exports is basically a shoe-in at this point. The discussions are on the glide path; not on the result...
  49. holeydonut

    Understanding PGE/SVCE electricity bills/TrueUP

    Lol jjrandorin will want you to respond about NEM in that megathread... but... I think that's the point; knowing what has come out about the NEM 3.0 PD so far, can you actually paint a story that says participation in NEM 3.0 makes sense (instead of just a non-exporting solar+ESS system). NEM...
  50. holeydonut

    Serious 12v battery corrosion. 4,700 miles

    Don't get me started about that 90 degree connector coming out of the right side battery. I'm repeating the tech's words here... not my own actual thinking. I know that's a vent, but like I said, I spend all my time posting on TMC during Zoom meetings instead of being able to hover over a...

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