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    Tesla Gateway v1 cellular upgrade/replacement?

    Anyone aware of a means to upgrade the Tesla Gateway V1 cellular 3G modem? Tesla installed Q.cell panels, SolarEdge invertors, Tesla Powerwalls, and Tesla Gateway (v1) at the end of May 2020. AT&T announced the end-of-life of their 3G cellular support in July 2020 with an expected end date in...
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    $69,420 - Tampa - '20 Model Y LR - Blue/White, FSD, 20", 13K miles, Homelink, Tow Hitch, Full Body Stealth PPF, & more extras!

    This car has been babied. Non-smoker, clean interior, garage kept, charged to 100% exactly twice for longer or overnight road trips, rest of time limited to a max charge of 70%, only hand-washed, still in original warranty period. Super charged for exactly $2.43 of power just to test it out...
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    Duke Energy Florida EV Off-Peak Charging Program - $10/monthly credit

    tl;dr- DEF Off-Peak Charging Program is not good for Tesla's. Risk of long-term damage to HV relays. Cancelled out of the program and don't recommend it to others at this time. I hadn't logged in to TMC for a while and missed the notifications about replies to my original post. @solodogg...
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    Duke Energy Florida EV Off-Peak Charging Program - $10/monthly credit

    I am not a fan of sharing the token either. Especially, not happy that location data (Location permission) is being shared. But, given the assumed need for geofencing within the DEF territory I can see why they might do it. (Driving outside of DEF territory and charging on-peak shouldn't...
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    Duke Energy Florida EV Off-Peak Charging Program - $10/monthly credit

    tl;dr- Duke Energy Florida has a EV Off-peak charging monthly bill credit of $10. I was disappointed to see that my Duke Energy Florida monthly bill that I had gotten used to being about ~$14/month had jumped to ~$35/month in January. That 2.5x increase I eventually learned is DEF's new...
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    Battery management or CT clamp issue?

    Last night (no solar production) I left the system in backup mode at 100% SoC. I observed the app showing grid-to-house usage only. Later in the night (no solar production) I switched to self-powered. App showed batteries-to-house usage only. Still at night (no solar production) I...
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    Battery management or CT clamp issue?

    Thanks for the link. My install happened just before the Gateway 2's started to be used in the US. So, I actually have the original Gateway, but its good to see what the install guide says for a compare/contrast purpose. Based on the link and my pictures from install I would expect if it is...
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    Battery management or CT clamp issue?

    Sun was down. No frequency shifting issues that I am aware of. Nighttime experience with the issue only so far. (Will be monitoring more closely now to see what happens during PV production times.) Have not tried switching main breaker related to this issue. Last time I did so was months...
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    Battery management or CT clamp issue?

    Hello Tesla Energy forum... I have the system listed in the signature installed for a bit less than a year. Tonight I noticed the lights flickering a bit and checked the Tesla app to see power draw and if we had switched to backup. At first the app showed standby, then flickered to...
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    Unknown red light indicator under battery icon, over-laying speed limit sign graphic

    While driving a short distance tonight I had a small red dot show up on the touch screen display under the battery SoC icon and over-laying all speed limit sign icons. Earlier in the trip before seeing this I went through an emergency services intersection with a flashing yellow light in it...
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    First Powerwall functionality outage; easily resolved with good Tesla Energy phone support

    tl-dr; system outage noticed this morning, initial issues with phone support, but good end result, support stated its okay for end users to push the backup gateway's reset button at their own discretion to attempt to fix issues. Had my first (and hopefully only) failure of system experience for...
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    Vendor Want to remove the Model Y emblems?...Think again.

    I have been waiting on frunk and trunk emblems since re-paint back in July. They simply aren't being received by the service center.
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    Wrap now or wrap later when the SC/body shop needs to do rectification

    They ended up having the car for three weeks. I had the ppf and the tint put on shortly afterwards. Generally the repairs were acceptable. But.... The repairs by the Tesla sub'd body shop on the driver's side door left the driver's side mirror loose. It rattles at highway speeds. I think...
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    No grid, Powerwalls drained, what happens to solar?

    Very interesting... thanks for the link and the excerpt!
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    Powerwall - Partial Back Up/Gateway Question

    Agree with @arnolddeleon 's short answer. @acalbear no such thing as an "elementary question" - everyone has different experiences and knowledge. (I am impressed by this forum's willingness to share both experience and knowledge which makes me happy to do the same.) I have 2 ACs with a...
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    No grid, Powerwalls drained, what happens to solar?

    Anyone know from experience what happens in a prolonged outage when the grid is out and powerwall 2s are drained of charge? [Defined as 0% available per the app.] Will solar production/inverters be able to start back up using residual sub-zero-percent charge in the idled powerwalls? Can...
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    Realistic expectations

    My system was only partially configured by Tesla at installation in SolarEdge's monitoring system. I have two SE inverters. Only one was listed for my SolarEdge monitoring site. Further, it wasn't until I plugged in the Ethernet that the monitoring received any data from even the single...
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    Realistic expectations

    Hmmm.. down the rabbit hole a bit, but sharing for other people's knowledge: University of British Columbia has some people who have some ideas (learned on kickstarter link below). Company created called Energy Aware Technology, Inc. Energy Aware Technology made the Powerblaster (photo...
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    Realistic expectations

    The installer account, some apps, carefully installing some cables (ethernet/serial), and maybe a conversation or two with SolarEdge will typically do it. The 'request' is more about doing the above without stepping on any toes or causing yourself problems. Tesla really isn't involved to get...
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    Realistic expectations

    To get another data point... if you get the MySolarEdge app, use view only mode, follow the instructions in the app and you can see info like what is below. You'll be able to read the inverter's perspective of the instantaneous power (here 8.67kW) how many of the power optimizers are working...
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    What is your Reserve for Power Outages setting?

    Install happened in late-May. From July 9th PTO I went 35 days self-powered. Then the weather turned consistently cloudy the last few weeks. Sad day to start using some grid again. Since that day I have varied the setting between backup-only to allow the Powerwalls to fill completely and...
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    Using a Credit Card or Paypal to pay for Tesla Solar

    tl;dr- May and July charges on credit card without additional transaction fees being realized. Not terribly recent.. install was end of May.. the 50% invoice was received with an error.. called in and spoke with a financial services representative to get the invoice fixed (included...
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    Install Schedule for tomorrow in SoCal - suggestions, guidance, wish me luck?

    Make sure that anything you thought of for your system is mentioned to the install lead. For instance, if you thought that maybe in the future you might remove a tree and add more panels/inverters to the system mention that before they start. Some installers/leads will do what they think is...
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    Can somebody confirm Zigbee settings on SolarEdge inverter?

    Individual panel monitoring would require a few conditions to be met. Have you ever been able to monitor individual panels? If so, how? Which application, which website? You stated you now have a SolarEdge inverter without LCD. Did your installer of the replacement SolarEdge inverter give...
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    Weird Tesla App Anomoly

    I have noticed some apparent manipulation/modification of the data as well. iPhone/iPad app user. In the first month after PTO in early July I downloaded data from the app on one particular day, was jotting daily data into emails to friends (sharing the coolness factor of the system), and also...
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    Anyone else have their emblems removed/lost at the Service Center?

    Model Y pick-up in June. Three weeks at Service Center. For 20+ issues including: paint, fitment, interior, and out-of-alignment doors. Most issues resolved. But, somewhere in the process my front hood and rear trunk lid "T" emblems were taken off. Still have the 'DUAL MOTOR' letters, but...
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    Roadmap wish item: Powerwall/S3XY optimizations for charging

    The recent software feature updates to charging behaviors when there is a grid outage is a good start. But, something I would appreciate having the ability to do through software and associated communications is to charge my vehicle after and only after the Powerwalls have had their fill for...
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    Utility transformer 100KVA

    For comparison, my area of a late 1980's neighborhood: 50kva transformer five houses with 200A service each. I expected that the local utility was going to tell me 'transformer upgrade time', but my 17.64kwh system didn't necessitate it.
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    Are powerwalls purchased with a solar system exempt from sales tax in Florida?

    Good catch BrettS; glad that it is working out in your favor. My initially signed contract had the same issue, but fortunately for me the local install manager reviewed my order prior to scheduling the install and pointed out to me that the invoice included tax when it shouldn't have. There...
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    Tesla 12kw design - most panels facing east?

    A huge assumption on my part, but if this is your initial design I think your 'lazy' guess is the right reason. They put 36 panels on. I think almost all initial panel configurations without explicit buyer guidance are going to be certain numbers of panels; mine was 48 by the way. Back when...
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    Wrap now or wrap later when the SC/body shop needs to do rectification

    As a partial follow-up to the original post. After, three weeks the car had 124 miles on it when I left to drop it off at the Service Center. The car's estimated completion date has changed three times and if it finishes when it is currently estimated to do they will have had it for two weeks...
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    Wrap now or wrap later when the SC/body shop needs to do rectification

    My apologies for the very delayed response. I missed the notification on this post. Searching on the Tesla website I found a place where you can look up the stores and my local service center was listed with an email address. US Tesla Stores and Galleries | Tesla
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    Solar Edge app vs Tesla app

    Worth it? Probably not for most people. If you are interested in data for the sake of data and are a glutton for punishment then maybe. You would get some panel (power optimizer) level data that would aid in knowing your panel health (degradation and shading) mostly. There are several...
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    Florida solar utility liability insurance requirements

    Just to add another person's info on this item. 17.64kW system, 3 powerwalls. Tier II Interconnection Agreement through Duke Energy in Florida. $1M umbrella policy for ~$250/year through a small insurance company after shopping a bit. Home insurance is through a different company than the...
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    Wrap now or wrap later when the SC/body shop needs to do rectification

    145xx VIN picked up about a week ago. Sent Tesla email with list of defects before 3 days/100 miles; I was told that they will review the issues and get back to me on what they can do/are willing to do as 'goodwill'. SC appointment scheduled for three plus weeks out from today; that was first...