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  1. Solarguy

    Tesla Tequila (No Joke)

    What is the best way to know when the next batch becomes available to purchase?
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    Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) SpaceX and Boeing Developments

    I think Elon should offer to send a Dragon up and offer a tow to the ISS:)
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    Sequestering carbon by land restoration and reforestation in Iceland

    Just sent/via paypal/ money to add to your project. I'm so impressed with your dedication.
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    East/West Solar vs South-Facing

    One possibility is that the structural attachment points to tie in the PV mounting structure might be better oriented for the east/west layout. Just a thought.
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    Charging from a generator

    Mike, Can you tell me what brand your new DC AC unit is. I'm considering a replacement. I have an older Trane right now and the compressor unit actually has two separate compressors in the one housing so I can wire it to only run on the smaller of the two compressors when I need to run it on the...
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    SpaceX Pen Set (Sold by SpaceX)

    Has anyone bought this set of pens? I just ordered a set for $20.00 for 3 pens (I couldn't help myself!) SpaceX Floaty 3 Pen Pack - Accessories
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    Tesla Supercharger network

    Superchargers are not for local charging. LI already has Brooklyn, Syosset and the Hampton locations. Maybe one in Riverhead would help but since the island is only 115 miles long from tip to tip those really do cover it already.
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    SpaceX Falcon 9 FT 1st reuse launch - SES-10 - LC-39A

    I read that they where able to recover one of the fairings. Where they trying to recover both on this attempt or just the one as a proof of concept? Another $6M saved if can reuse both fairings! Can't wait for them to recover the second stage that Elon said is being planed.
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    FAQ: Home Tesla charging infrastructure Q&A

    I'm running copper on my install but I due have AL from the meter pan to all four of my main breaker panels. Although none of the connections need tightening on a regular basis it is good to check all CU and AL connections from time to time. I'm doing mine every 3 to 5 years but frankly most...
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    FAQ: Home Tesla charging infrastructure Q&A

    The DU323 is rated for AL and can accept wire size down to 1 gauge. The Square D spec says: Terminal lug data: one #12-1 aluminum or #14-1 copper
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    SpaceX Falcon 9 FT launch - Iridium Next 1-10 - SLC-4E

    In awe, gets better every time
  12. Solarguy

    Electrek speculations on Elon tweet 350kW supercharging

    I'd really like to see what Elon's timetable is for the SC V3 rollout looks like.
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    Anyone hosting on PlugShare?

    We are on PlugShare and have had several great Tesla people stop by for a charge. Back in March we had one on the first Model X's ring the door bell asking for a little juice! Super nice people and a great first look at a fantastic new Tesla. We are glad to help when we can.
  14. Solarguy

    15kw Solar System with Solar Hot Water?

    Another option for hot water is an electric tankless hot water heater. For some reason tank type hot water heaters don't last more than 10 years in Florida. After replacing two tank type I installed a tankless 11 years ago and love it. It is a large one and does require three 60 amp circuits to...
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    Used a Supercharger for the first time

    You may want to do a search for threats that talk about stressing the battery with too many 100% charges. In a nutshell, charging to 100% on a regular basis will shorten the battery packs life and degrade capability over time from what I understand.
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    FAQ: Home Tesla charging infrastructure Q&A

    Here is a link to the current Square D DU323 100amp disconnects on ebay like to ones I used: square d du323 | eBay
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    Cost to install your 14-50 plug at home?

    This is a question that is often asked and there are many threads dealing with this. Try using "search" and I think you will find what you are looking for.
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    SpaceX Falcon 9 FT launch - Thaicom 8 - SLC-40

    I am in awe once again! Watched the perfect launch from my front yard and cheered the stick on the drone ship a couple of minutes later. Truly outstanding technical achievement.
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    What is Your Monthly Maximum Minimum Solar Output

    Dimitar, The installer I used covers Central Florida from coast to coast but not all the way up to where you are on the panhandle. Florida Power and Light (FPL) did have a very lucrative rebate program when we installed the system 4 years ago. The rebate covered $20,000 of the cost and the...
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    What is Your Monthly Maximum Minimum Solar Output

    We have a 15.25kW array with two SMA string inverters and it produces between 20 and 21 MWhr a year. All the panels face due West. Located on the east coast of Central Florida. All electric house, electric bill is $9.05 a month with net metering from FPL. Peak is in May at about 2500Kwh and the...
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    Mary Barra, what is going through your mind right now?

    I think Barra's biggest worry is where to buy enough batteries to build any meaningful number of Bolt's. 200 mile range means big battery packs. The factories to produce them don't exist today and don't appear to be in the pipeline like the Giga factory. "So other than not having a high power...
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    Selecting the "location" tab crashes the app again. Running 0.50.08.
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    Tesla's Software To-Do List

    Put the outside temperature back on the main touchscreen and not just on the dash display. This little thing has really annoyed my wife because she can't see the dash display from the passenger side. Having the Temp displayed in both places would be great. She is so annoyed about this she wanted...
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    I am running 0.50.08 on my Mac and all functions work except for "location". If I select the location tab the program exits and needs to be restarted. Everything was working fine until a few days ago. Any ideas on what the problem is?
  25. Solarguy

    Circuit Breaker No Longer Stopping Current to HPWC

    Here is one that will do the trace with the circuit energized: http://www.amazon.com/Amprobe-BT-120-Circuit-Breaker-Tracer/dp/B005G7SC0M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1451922355&sr=8-5&keywords=circuit+tracer Not a bad price and can be done with one person moving the plug sender between outlets.
  26. Solarguy

    Need PV Solar Installer (Milledgeville GA)

    I really need some help finding a reputable solar installer for my brother who lives in Milledgeville, GA about 90 miles south east of Atlanta. He has an installed 10Kw system that needs additional panels added to allow the oversized inverters he has installed to fire up and stay running...
  27. Solarguy

    Installed a Charger Meter for under $20

    The description pictures on the ebay listing linked by the OP shows a 4 screw terminal block on the rear of the device. 2 for the CT and 2 for L1 and L2 voltage/power feeds.
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    Installed a Charger Meter for under $20

    Here is another BUD enclosure that is pretty inexpensive that should work: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181663363418?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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    Amazing turnout for Satellite Beach National Drive Electric Week

    It was an outstanding event. I personally gave over 25 test drives and convinced several people to put solar on their homes. The drone shot above was late in the day and after a brief rain storm so several EV's and Model S's had left. At the hight of the day there were 10 Model S's and the...
  30. Solarguy

    Volkswagen Is Ordered to Recall Nearly 500,000 Vehicles Over Emissions Software

    And every penny of it will be passed down to the consumer as is the corporate way. GM ignition switch is a good example.
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    14-50 vs HPWC dropping 25%

    My first thought is an aging or overloaded power company transformer feeding your home. Transformers become less efficient over time and in some cases may have new loads placed on them that then degrades thier output voltage.
  32. Solarguy

    Want some bag hooks in the back?

    I think it depends on the LED light strip used. Many are very thin and can coexist with the bag hooks folding over them when retracted. Maybe someone who has installed both can comment.
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    Best way to dust between washes

    I have used many detailing sprays between washes and by far and away think this one is the best: http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-ID2008P-Instant-Detailer-Enhancer/dp/B00GG9FBJ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1442428031&sr=1-1&keywords=Optimum+Instant+Detailer+%26+Gloss+Enhancer I have Opti...
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    Want some bag hooks in the back?

    Wow, thanks for the Rep point! I was wondering what those green bars were! Here is a link to the reinforcing plates I used and Chris refers to in the DIY writeup: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Z0SZ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 The big box stores may have them but...
  35. Solarguy

    Want some bag hooks in the back?

    They are made in China but are not knock-offs. They are OEM parts that VW/AUDI manufacture in China for worldwide use. I've had them for close to a year now and they are working great.
  36. Solarguy

    Must have accessories?

    I installed rear bag hooks and find I use them every time we go shopping and put bags in the trunk. Here is the link for the DIY: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/26396-Want-some-bag-hooks-in-the-back?highlight=bag+hooks They keep everything from rolling around all over the trunk...
  37. Solarguy

    Regen Changes in New Firmware?

    My wife and I have both noticed a decrease in regen starting about a month or so ago. The difference is distinct enough that we both checked screen settings to be sure we had max regen turned on thinking it was inadvertently changed to low. We both miss the more aggressive regen and can only...
  38. Solarguy

    FPL Off-Peak Charging

    I used Brevard Solar, talk to Jim Spann the owner and let him know Mike Z referred you. Great people to work with and have done more than 1000 systems to date. They did my original install (10Kw system) 4 years ago and added another 5Kw last year. http://www.brevardsolar.com My FPL bill is now...
  39. Solarguy

    Tesla Gigafactory Investor Thread

    Great flyover update. It's hard for me to put the true size into perspective until I was able to relate the known size of the large earth moving machines on the far side to the size of the structure. Truly massive and magnificent!! Thanks for sharing.
  40. Solarguy

    What does your HPWC (High Power Wall Connector) look like

    Can you provide the part number for the Siemens DPDT transfer switch you used. I'm trying to source one.
  41. Solarguy

    Plan: Off grid solar with a Model S battery pack at the heart

    I think your next purchase may be a couple of sheep to keep the grass under the panel racking mowed :biggrin: I read that Apple tried using goats at their cloud solar farms but found that the goats ate the panel wiring as well as the grass. Solution was to change to sheep to keep the grass down.
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    Plan: Off grid solar with a Model S battery pack at the heart

    If the pin broke it may be because it is a shear pin. I'm hoping your not hitting rock or anything else sold that would cause that. Rooting for you all the way!!!
  43. Solarguy

    Chart of Wiring/Breaker/Conduit for Tesla Wall Connector

    The part number is Square D DU323 to search for on ebay. I just checked and there are lots of them listed for great prices. Besides the code and safely factors for installing a disconnect the ability to use oversized wire from the main panel to the disconnect and lowering resistance/heat was my...
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    Thank you very much for the pointers. I loaded the newer version and it's working perfectly now.
  45. Solarguy


    I haven't been able to log in for the past three days. Keeps coming up with "Login Failed" error message. It's worked near flawlessly for the past eight months so I'm at a loss as to how to fix this. I'm on a Mac, is there any way to reset my username (email address) and password so I can get it...
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    London SuperCharger: Why can't they all look like this?

    I want one of those killer ceiling logos and wall TESLA light up for my garage!!!
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    HPWC: about the subpanel

    I used 3 phase disconnects that I bought as industrial take outs on eBay. Only needed to use two of the three poles. They each cost less than $100 as opposed to $400 to $600 new. This allowed me to run #1 copper from the main panels to the disconnects and then #2 copper into the HPWC. #1 copper...
  48. Solarguy

    (FAILURE) SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launch - CRS-7

    So sad, I'm 15 miles south of the launch site and viewed what was looking like a perfect launch from my front yard and then the large fireball. Brought tears to my eyes. Praying to nail the launch and landing next time.