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

    Welcome to the era of machine learning and AI! The basic setup is likely as you describe, with ML on top to tune per home as usage/time/costs evolve. No way to ever turn a sophisticated ML black box back into something a human could understand and make sense of.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    4kw sunpower PV + 8kw Tesla PV 2xPW2 (PW2+ & PW2). I’ve been charging from the grid for a few weeks now. Working well! Though now I am starting to build a bit of a NEM balance. Silly question and this may be SDGE specific, but is the true-up done per TOU category? Ie right now I am banking a...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    What are the chances Tesla let’s us start exporting from powerwalls during peak ? :) Looks like the system is working quite well. Here is yestersay.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Most days are: 12am - 6am / super off peak. 6am - 4pm / off peak 4pm - 9pm / peak 9pm - midnight / off peak. Good point - and not sure. I may have to look into it some. I assumed the difference between off-peak/peak and super off peak would be enough to offset any inefficiencies on the NBC side.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Day 2. Woke up to 100% charge again. Currently selling all solar back at off-peak (0.37c) rates. Going to need to find some way use more electricity to offset all of the credits. 😳
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I flipped charge from grid on last night. Reserve was set to 20%. SOC was at 10%. It charged the powerwall up to 100% using super off peak rates all last night. Now I am just selling all solar back to the grid … It is certainly realizing that with TOU, this is the new winning recipe :)...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Super cool option. I enabled Grid charging last night. Reserve was set to 20%. Operational mode is set to time based control. I unexpectedly woke up to a 100% charged powerwall .. must be a TOU optimization. Still in super-off-peak until 2pm. After that I expect it to start supplying the home...
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    wall connector gen 3 wi-fi problem

    What is the benefit is connecting the wall connector to wifi? We have 1 wall connector and 2 powerwall. Not even sure if it is connected, but everything works AOK? Is wifi needed for "EV charging on backup power"?
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    Powerwall efficiency 86%....

    3300 charged 2920 discharged 88% efficiency
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    Tesla Powerwall + F150 lighting intelligent backup

    Sadly, I think this is spot on. lol
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    Tesla Powerwall + F150 lighting intelligent backup

    Exactly right. One the the primary reasons I opted to buy it. Assuming there will be a way to seamlessly connect everything, it would be adding a mobile 100kw of storage to our home. Plus I have a feeeling it will hold its value incredible well for the 2-5 years I have it while waiting for...
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    Tesla Powerwall + F150 lighting intelligent backup

    Don't worry, I am still in line for the cybertruck :) Ended up ordering a F150 Lighting during wave 2. Was #2 in line at my local dealer. Landed on the XLT SR with a few options (9kw onboard, tow package, etc), $57k all in. With the potential to get the $7500 back. The 130kw ER battery just...
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    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    So I did it. Ordered a XLT SR yesterday. $58k with options. Wanted the pro, but it was sold out at the start of wave 2. I was #2 in line at my dealership. Buying the XLT SR now, increases my chances of getting the 7500 tax credit. Would love the 2000 from CVRP, but I see in FEB the income...
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    Sun shade / netting / canopy for Tesla inverter

    Turns out the restarting was solely software related. Every day the time the unit would restart would increase by 10 minutes. The fans / liquid coolig keep up just fine.
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    TOU Broken?

    I increased the delta (>10%) and it is also now +1 day since the initial settings being entered. Things seem to be working again, 7:30 during peak, and battery is powering home again. Will continue to monitor. Perhaps the initial issue was simply needing to wait ~24 hours. Perhaps Tesla...
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    TOU Broken?

    Tried to muck around with the pricing. No luck. Still pulling from the grid. Will use self-powered until Tesla gets their act together. @tesladevs - how on earth did this pass regression??
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    TOU Broken?

    Same problem here. SDGE. It’s 8:44 pm and the house is still pulling from the grid, during peak, with batteries at 100% …
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    How long between inspection and PTO? [various areas]

    Sigh, finally realized that my account was stuck in a holding pattern and the PTO process has not even begun yet. Install and inspection was 07/2021. I originally paid a downpayment, but it was for the incorrect amount. The system triggered that step being complete and that I was onto PTO but...
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    Price Increase! Base Y price up $2,000 to $56,990...

    Is that all that managed to get in at that price? I guess I was one of the lucky few, MY SR 39,990 base! Then added the 7 seat option and induction wheels so 44,990 total. Incredible value! Should have bought two …
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    Best Way To Install Car Charger with PowerWalls?

    I have two chargers, one within the whole house backup that can pull from PWs and the other connected directly to the grid, ahead of the gateway (un-monitored at the moment). Normally I only ever charge from the grid-charger. The second one (using mobile charger w/ 14-50 plug) enables the...
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    Exports to grid being capped at 4kw

    FYI in installer mode there is an option to set an export limit. Not saying you should adjust it, but that is likely where it was set.
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Yes looks like that fixed it. Somehow the remote monitor (neurio) flipped both CT1 and CT2 back to none. I changed them both to solar (took a guess) and now all seems to be back to normal. Perhaps some sort of firmware update caused the settings to be loss. Had 2 full days of 0 production -...
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Noticed very poor production yesterday and today. Logged into the inverter via installer mode and saw the below. Not good. Reboot everything but still no luck. Nothing has changed… besides maybe the firmware version.
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    can i see both tesla solar data on tesla app?

    I have 4kW sunpower and 8kW Tesla. I can monitor all 12kW within the Tesla app.
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    71.1, not terrible ! A perfectly clear day should give ~82kW
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Shaping up to be a glorious (restart free) hazy, yet perfect day.
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    Model Y SR 1/4 mile

    Ha same thought process and video did it for me. It’s quick enough. No idea what it come in at for a 1/4 mile. Would however love an acceleration boost upgrade being offered.
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Wild ! The most I’ve ever seen out of my 12.24 system was 11.6 (yesterday). Had just washed the panels the day before and that day has lot of scattered clouds. So lots of cloud edge effect. Looks like it sustained 11kw+ for a few 5 min intervals. Normal peak is something like 10.2kW. No...
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Dang! Beautiful looking chart. What size is your system? 90kw daily is glorious !
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    This is now +2 days after purposely trying to cause a daily restart. 1:50 on the dot as expected. Cloudy day, but it’s there. Will manually disable the system tonight at 6:30pm, snd then see you all in 60 days ! .
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Missed my high-noon mark, had to grab some sushi lunch :) Triggered a reboot via the disabled button in installer mode at 1:31 today. Will test tomorrow.
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Beautiful! To doubly confirm, I will press 'disabled' today at high-noon, then report back tomorrow. Then I will press disabled at 7pm that same night, to buy myself 60 days of uninterrupted production.
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    Post Your Tesla Solar Layout

    Yes, adding 8kW and 2PW. The past month of charges already include the existing 4kw sunpower production / offsets … assuming things were hooked up correctly? Ha. It seems that peakshaving via the PWs are particularly valuable in SDGE territory (0.60c/kW, 4-9pm).
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    Post Your Tesla Solar Layout

    Received our first (almost full month) bill. And this is AFTER a monthly increase of AC usage. Looks like $484+ of electricity produced. SoCal. 4kw SunPower. 8kW Tesla QCELL + Tesla inverter. 2 PW.
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    It seems like yes, maybe I did. I pressed disable at 5:40pm. Then today I had a small blip at 5:50-6:00 pm. Production was low, so a bit hard to truly tell … and a nuance with my system is that I have a combined Tesla and Sunower, so never to go 0 during the Tesla inverter restart. The best...
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Correct! My inverter has a jumper cable.
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    And now the next Correct but after that first test I saw no change the following day (still had a dropout). That next night I did try the button again, with no noticeable impact. But I also tried the DISABLED toggle button in the installer screen? Perhaps that did it? Next test is for us to...
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    I think the key here is that is likely a different IP from the 192.168.91.1
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    No drop out for me today! (Thus far!)
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    The button does nothing :) no change in the installer mode screen. Not change to production. No clicks. The estop cable comes in through the wall and connects to the top right via the AUX plug. It does not directly continue onto the inverter or PWs... eek !
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Yes that is strange. My came back at close to 100%. Though today is cloudy, so that is also causing a decrease.
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Well it happened. 3:20 on the dot, all Tesla PV dropped to 0. I could not find any visible error messages, but via installer mode, I could indeed see AC solar power hit 0. It is 100% a software derived daily self test, offset by +10 minutes each day. Can try to e-stop again tonight to see if...
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Using installer mode now. I assumed it would be protected a bit more than just a simple toggle of the PW power switch 🤣. Will try the reset again tonight. But today will be a good test. I should restart at 3:15 PST today if yesterday’s restart did not work. Will login and watch as it happens...
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    You’re right. It was late and perhaps the sunpower was still pushing 0.2-0.1 kW. It is the most optimally west facing string. The red button may indeed only shutdown the Tesla system. Previously we did not have an emergency stop button. It is mounted outside, below our now empty main panel...
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    Yes pressed it and nothing happened. Solar continued to flow. Will need to look for a wire, I assume it routes through the wall and into the gateway, but cannot easily see. Will try tomorrow for longer, but I did give it pretty close to 30 seconds!
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    So I just went out and pressed it. I was watching the inverter login the whole time and noting. Pressing the button did indeed click and fully actuate the switch, but it had no effect on the system function. Solar was always working. Not super promising as an “emergency” stop. I alao tried to...
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    Is the wildfire smoke impacting Bay Area CA solar production? Aug 6

    Y’all need to move out the Bay Area and head down to lovely lovely San Diego. 🤣 No issues here.
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    I see I also just responded to your post on Reddit about the financing 🤣 At 7:30pm tonight, I will push the red button and then report back what happens tomorrow. Hopes it pushes out the daily restart.
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    What does the e-stop actually do? Does it shut down grid and solar and batteries? And then how does one turn it all back on ? Still have the issue here. Happened at 3:05 today. On 21.24.1. Open to pressing the giant red button this evening and seeing what happens tomorrow.

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