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    Too big of a system?

    First of all, I assume you have not submitted your order and the 9.6 kW projecting 13,394 kWh annually is simply a very generic estimate without taking your location, roof and environment into consideration, so the projection may come down a lot once they start the design phase. Second of all...
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    Tesla Virtual Power Plant in CA

    I have "Export Everything" and "Grid charging" options but I have them off. The new VPP option is turned on by default and I think I will leave it on. I have CCA so I guess it does not matter who your generator is as long as you do not have other program that compensates you.
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    Tesla Virtual Power Plant in CA

    I don't see the application pending anymore, it just says "You've enrolled your Powerwall in the Tesla .......".
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    Estimated production for 6kW panels

    I would take a simple approach and gather stats on how much energy you use the last 12 months and add 10% to 20% on top of that and tell Tesla that is a system you want. A big question is whether you are 100% electric now or with natural gas for cooking, heating and water. If you are not 100%...
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    Disappointing Power Generation, and I need help with analysis of pypowerwall output please!

    I'm no expert and just guessing here. Looking at the 3 line diagram, I thought MP2 and MP5 are parallel into (4) and goes into inverter 2. MP4 itself in series into (6) and MP1 and MP3 parallel into (5) and into inverter + GW making it 3 strings only. So coming down from the junction box...
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    Disappointing Power Generation, and I need help with analysis of pypowerwall output please!

    As I said, wait till you get your line diagram to spot anything obvious, though I find it strange with your extra 3.8 kW inverter. June is not a good benchmark for the Bay Area because of the heatwave, my May production looks to be better than June. It is worrisome but you do not have to...
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    Disappointing Power Generation, and I need help with analysis of pypowerwall output please!

    It's all about expectation, not saying nothing wrong with your system. What did Tesla quote you for estimated annual production? Sometimes if your roof is not ideal or perfect for solar then you would get a less optimal system to get the energy you ask for. I have a small system of 6.5 kW...
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    Using pypowerwall - how to get started

    Password should be your GW webUI password, not Tesla account. If you did not change the default password then it should be the 5 char default password for the GW.
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    Using pypowerwall - how to get started

    The most common errors you would get would be not finding the IP or bad credentials, did you turn debug on to see? If the scan comes back with the GW then it most likely would be credentials, make sure you use your correct email and password for the script. Sometimes there's a ARP cache...
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    Using pypowerwall - how to get started

    If you can see in settings that it is connected to your home Wi-Fi, can you go to your router and see what IP address is assigned to the gateway (I think may be a LG device)? You then use that IP in your pypowerall script. The pyPowerwall strings method/function should return individual...
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    Using pypowerwall - how to get started

    Can you see your Panels and PW in the Tesla app? If so can you go to settings/Wi-Fi? You should be able to connect it to your home Wi-Fi here, if your home Wi-Fi is hidden you can enter it manually otherwise you just select it and enter the credentials.
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    Using pypowerwall - how to get started

    I only have PW2 and TEG2 so it may not apply to PW+. Before the latest versions of Tesla app you have to get close to and connect to the TEG own SSID which usually is TEG-XXX, its own SSID and password can be found inside the gateway panel, once you are connected to the TEG own SSID you can set...
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    Tesla Virtual Power Plant in CA

    My old Virtual Power Plant option just disappeared for a day then the new Virtual Power plant option showed up prompting me to apply with account and meter info. You should be able to see it soon, the only question I have is would the export count towards NEM credit?
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    Solar Roof Questions - Can you mix roof types? Is $250 deposit required to get an exact quote? Gutter size?

    I don't think Tesla would bother if your garage and main house roofs are not physically separated, for that matter I think you may need some physical distance between the 2 roofs even if they are separated either vertically or horizontally. But in my mind it would kind of look odd with a shiny...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Now that they cash me out I’m certain that $134.95 NEM credit will be gone from my PCE running balance and will start with my May NEM credit. Strange thing is everyone True-Up in April with PCE, and as the email from them told me my True-Up balance of $80.00 or so would be carried over to the...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    My NEM balance is generation only with PCE, I pay PG&E for consumption delivery charges only and do not settle NEM with PG&E. You on the other hand have everything in the same PG&E bag.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    This is the email response I got from PCE a month after my True-Up: I heard back from our billing service provider that your meter read date on 3/30 was technically your April meter read date per the meter reading schedule. At that time, your NEM balance was below $100.00 so you will not...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I just went through this with my CCA Peninsula Clean Energy a week ago and they told me I would just get $80.00 credit balance rollover but I just got a $135.00 check from them, which actually is the NEM credit balance I have a month after the annual True-Up.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I have CCA as energy provider and PG&E for delivery service. My CCA True-Up monthly on NEM debit/credit, so if you use more than you generate you pay the generation charge for that month when you receive the monthly bill, if you produce more than you use then you have a credit carryover to the...
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    Should I switch from PG&E TOU-C to EV2-A rate if I have solar + pw?

    Discover the Self-Generation Incentive Program for Residential Customers Residential customers applying for battery storage incentives must transition to qualifying home charging rate schedules [EVA, EVB, EV2A or TOU-C (Only for Medical Baseline Customers)] in order to be eligible to receive...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I take it back, I updated my iPhone 30 minutes ago and the export option showed up, went to my iPad to check and it has the export option as well, then I realized the iPad is still on the previous app version. May be it is just a database refresh on Tesla end during the last hour?
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I had charging from grid option for a while already, now I see export options as well right after app 4.9.0 update.
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    Should I switch from PG&E TOU-C to EV2-A rate if I have solar + pw?

    I think any time-of-use plan is required for NEMPS2, Tesla shifted me to ETOUC from E-1 when my solar roof was installed in Feb 2021, I was on it for a year until PG&E gave me a SGIP check and moved me to EV2A, if I had turned down the SGIP rebate I could choose ETOUC, ETOUD OR EV2A. My best...
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    Supercharger - South San Francisco, CA (LIVE 14 Feb 2020, 20 urban stalls)

    I was staying at this place for 2 ½ months when my house was being worked on, because there is a big biotech community around there, there are usually 6 to 10 cars charging in the late afternoon, I guess people are charging up before going home or taking a break before going back to work. I've...
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    Should I add a 3rd Powerwall in California?

    You are absolutely right and our planet will be thankful for not firing up that generator.
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    Should I add a 3rd Powerwall in California?

    There is no tangible ROI for PW and personally I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it, also I feel good about providing 100% of my own energy though sadly only 7 months out of the year. If the cost does not impact you much financially then just get it (it's like...
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    Should I add a 3rd Powerwall in California?

    Where did you find such a good deal? My first impression is BUY IT!. But what is your goal? I would get it if it extends my self reliance on the grid especially you are kind of out there, don't you get outage on fire and snow condition? The ability to charge the PWs from the grid now removes...
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    Problems connecting directly to Tesla Inverter and Powerwall

    I only have GW2 and it does not give me any strings data (like it only returns null), also according to the documentation: Provides solar string data for Powerwall+ systems
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    Problems connecting directly to Tesla Inverter and Powerwall

    First, if you assign static IP for the GW2 you should not have problem getting to it using the local DHCP IP or disconnecting, or as someone here suggested enter the GW2 into the ARP table if your router permits it. Second, if you use Python script pypowerwall you should be able to decode...
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    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    I think preventive maintenance is kind of good PR and forced on them especially they get sued for fire liability, just expenses on the books, they can raise price to adjust to their guaranteed profit margin. I wish they would trim those pine trees south and west of my house but they said no...
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    SGIP Incentive and sale of home

    I got solar roof + 2 PWs installed end of February last year, before PTO my advisor told me that she would put me in the waiting list for SGIP though there was no money in general application for small residential storage. 3 weeks ago I got an email from Tesla asking me to e-Sign the RRF if I...
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    Will it fit: Powerwall+

    Been shared around here by different folks, but here it is: GitHub - jasonacox/pypowerwall: Python API for Tesla Powerwall and Solar Power Data
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    Will it fit: Powerwall+

    You are getting PW+ so I suspect Neurio is out of the picture, I have GW2 and no need for Neurio. I also think you can see your strings data with PW+ with some easy to install public python script, with the GW2 I can see most things but the strings data.
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    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    Your hybrid water heater consumes only 75 kWh monthly with recirculation pump? I am thinking of switching but some websites suggest that annual consumption with recirculation pump could be 2000 kWh.
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    Understanding PGE/SVCE electricity bills/TrueUP

    I was a contractor working on their billing system years ago, it was 370 COBOL, I actually had one change to replace a bad home grown binary search routine rejected by the user (business partner) because the built-in function I used produced a correct result that they didn’t like. I was bored...
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    Touchless Car Washes in Los Angeles

    Are you close to Manhattan Beach? My daughter uses the one by Manhattan Village, last time I went with her there were at least 5 Teslas being washed, a very busy place though.
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    need help with system design review (9.6kW Solar + Powerwall)

    Being in Southern California your north facing panels are not that bad, my daughter is in Manhattan Beach and her north facing roof gets good usable sunlight for at least 7 hours for 8 months, that is almost as good as my east facing roof in Northern California which is all the solar cells I...
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    Conduit painting

    I don’t think it’s automatic now, I asked my service advisor right after the install last February and they sent 2 guys out to paint it. They had to go to Home Depot to get the paint matching the stucco color of my house.
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    Tesla S or X Rental from Los Angeles to San Francisco

    Hertz has Model 3 only but you can always rent from Turo which has model S/X/3/Y. But unless you can find an owner that is willing to get their car back at SFO and drive back down to SoCal you may have to plan a drive back down yourself and leave from LAX. Hertz will definitely do one way...
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    New Solar Roof owners - how much can we write off in taxes?

    I've been thinking of the same thing and there is no easy answer. Tesla used to suggest for my installation an amount that is 10K over the solar glass+PWs but not quite the complete installation. There is no itemization of what is deductible before, and today Tesla is saying your whole amount...
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    Trip Planning -- LA to Carmel

    I know 101/1 takes a few minutes longer but a nicer drive, especially no rain in the forecast. Why I5?
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    Possible Storm Watch activation- High wind watch for SF Area - Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2022

    The Merck building by the Genentech campus in South San Francisco has some good looking vertical axis turbines mounted on 20 ft pole, the traffic noise is louder than the turbines on a windy day. Maybe I should get out of the car and walk under the turbines to get a hear, I wouldn't mind having...
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    Supercharger - San Mateo, CA - Norfolk St (permit filed 21 Jan 2022, 16 V3 stalls)

    Though only 16 V3 but I hope it will help, the Bridgepointe and Hillsdale ones are usually packed by local people working around there and no good for people on road trips.
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    Possible Storm Watch activation- High wind watch for SF Area - Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2022

    Actually I think a small wind turbine integrated into solar would be an ideal setup to give 24 hours coverage, however, I am sitting on a ridge and wind speed normally is below 5mph, I think I would need at least 5 to 10mph or more daily to have meaningful energy output to supplement my need...
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    Please post pictures of your solar roof on older traditional house!

    If you think the 26% tax credit is not significant to you then go ahead and wait until you need a roof replacement before deciding. It appears Tesla is now implying that your tax credit is from the whole solar roof project instead of just the solar tiles portion from a few months before, this...
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    Master Thread: Energy products and Tax discussions

    Just curious how much I should claim for ITC on my solar roof so I went to Tesla solar roof site to put in a purchase of same size roof as what I have including 2 PWs, it appears Tesla now estimates your tax credit of 26% on the whole roof project less sales tax, not just the solar tiles portion.
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    Please post pictures of your solar roof on older traditional house!

    I think the solar roof would look fine on your house. I have Tesla EV, solar roof and PWs and so far did not experience bad customer service problems like some folks here, maybe it's location specific. I actually see solar roof as less a problem than adding panels on an existing roof as far as...
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    What is a "normal" drop off for solar production in the Winter?

    It’s just the simple progressive graph when you click on “Energy”. In my example, you can see there is a dip around 9:00am due to some clouds passing by, then there is a sharp drop after 12:30pm due to shading from some tall pine trees south of my house. It recovered a little after that but...

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