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    Solar Charging Behavior

    >>> If you switch to TOU, during off peak times all available solar will be used to charge the PW <<< That may be what Tesla says, but the above is NOT TRUE (at least not for us). We are using TOU and we're seeing the Powerwall switch between charging the battery, powering the house and...
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    How to route ethernet along the outside wall to gateway

    THIS (or conduit). From direct personal experience: if you run indoor cable (cause you didn't have a box of direct burial and didn't bother to order) it MAY last up to three years and 7 months in "semi-harsh" conditions. Mine was run on top of some trim, so ice packed onto it all winter. Run...
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    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    Thanks! Not something I'd want to do repeatedly, but ; how-to-charge-powerwalls-from-grid-with-solar Better yet: tesla-we-need-more-control-over-our-powerwalls
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    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    Not to mention . . . your power company will (as in our case) almost certainly refuse to approve the next grid connected improvement if they didn't even know about the first one. Update: Continued SILENCE from TESLA. No response to our calls or emails about this for almost two weeks; and of...
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    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    Powerwalls were sold and installed by Tesla and they work fine. It's the new solar that's only 4kwH and thus can't charge our Powerwalls enough to use for TOU shifting as we did when we were able to buy the power from SCE off peak. Well, in theory the whole system (the Gateway, etc) is grid...
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    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    Yeah. I think I saw that a week or so ago. It's one thing to petition SCE/Tesla for software control (which we are trying already). It's quite another to re-provision and swap CTs. "Hacking" the Neurio isn't something I want to do while we still have a warranty with Tesla.
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    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    Lol. I know the feeling. Had to restrain myself quite a bit in the top post here :) Yeah. I'm pissed we didn't know, but I can't blame Semper Solaris or Tesla. Blame goes to responsible regulatory bodies (who are obviously in bed with the utilities). No way there should be this kind of...
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    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    ? Solar was installed & paid for in October of last year and we're STILL fighting for either SCE or Tesla to give us any meaningful help with this.
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    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    Wow. If that's true, it's another VERY important bit of info we weren't told (by Tesla, SCE or our installer). We have considered a full size LP generator and still must. Elder parent's oxygen and heating require power. We currently have a portable gas generator we CAN use for this...
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    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    Good question. We filled out any paperwork TESLA asked us to do, but we really had to leave it in their hands at the time, which was apparently a bad idea :(. No idea if SCE or CPUC will help us since they don't want to talk to us at all. Curious if anyone at Tesla will help. I've heard zip...
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    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    Thanks. This is exactly the kind of thing we would have liked to have heard before we had the install completed and the Powerwall configured for solar by Semper Solaris. Pretty sure we won't do ANYTHING on this system again without posting here or /rSolar first. If we weren't in a virtual...
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    Found out Powerwall only install done by Tesla 4 years ago never received PTO from SCE [tesla produces pdf of prior authorization document]

    We had three Powerwalls installed by TESLA in late 2017 (no solar). We were lured into the purchase partly on the possibility of a (never realized) SGIP rebate, but switching our Edison plan to TOU made it worthwhile for a fairly large, multi-generational mountain house with about a 10 year...
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    Grid outage. Odd behavior?

    Daniel, May not be the same issue, but we experienced similar behavior (low voltage issues) after a series of long grid outages (3+ days). Our current install is Powerwalls only. No solar. No whole house generator. The day after Christmas after heavy snow, the grid went down for more than...
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    Storm Watch not working

    OPPOSITE experience here. Mountain snow storm of nearly historic proportion with 3+ feet of snow in a day and 1/2. Storm watch triggered automatically the day before the storm (as it has on other occasions). We experienced over a dozen grid outages including one over 21 hours on Thanksgiving...
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    Time-Based Control?

    The problem is really that most of us want to know WHY, rather then just WHAT :). In our case, the interconnect agreement paperwork simple hadn't been filed with our local utility. There's likely a setting in their system to toggle certain options regardless of software or firmware versions...
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    Powerwall 2 Firmware: 1.9.0

    Nice! We are 'unfortunately' in the middle of a forest, so solar panels won't make much sense unless we get another outbreak of bark beetle... or nomadic renegade lumberjacks :)
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    Powerwall 2 Firmware: 1.9.0

    - I have called them at least a half dozen times since installation (and emailed even more) for various reasons. I manage to bring up load shifting pretty much every time, so I'm sure they're getting sick of hearing it. - We have a total of 468 backup hours starting August 28th. Longest run...
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    Powerwall 2 Firmware: 1.9.0

    So say we all! My wife and I have been doing the "breaker flip" every day for almost two months now. We're happy we haven't hit rain/snow season yet.
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    Software versions for Powerwall 2?

    I won't complain about back end improvements. I'm sure the engineers have solid priorities. And I don't need blinky lights. The Tesla App is pretty basic, so I wrote my own to graph our usage, rate and TOU savings. It would just be nice if that one major item at the top of every brochure and...
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    Software versions for Powerwall 2?

    I was told load shifting was available for solar installations, but not for backup (Powerwall only) installs. We're still waiting. The last three software updates have added virtually no functionality I can see. Our Powerwalls are working great, but it's going to get rough manually hitting the...

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