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  1. T

    Tesla Energy has the worst Customer Service. Regret getting Tesla

    Tesla customer service is non-existent. Terrible experience from the start. I should of listen to my gut and NOT used them. I ordered the panels July 2020. They installed the equipment in December 2020. They installed the Powerwalls on the floor when I asked them to wall mount it. They...
  2. G

    Is there a way to start charging based on my solar panels outputting energy?

    Hi, not sure if this is in the right forum. I wondering if there is a way to have my Tesla start charging when my solar panels are outputting enough energy. Maybe something like IFTTT app? I have Enphase Energy micro inverters and I can easily tell when they are generating enough power to not...
  3. H

    Tesla switched inverter to Delta (no optimizers) from promised solaredge (with optimizers)

    A couple weeks ago, we had install of a 11.8kw panel set with 3 powerwalls completed. While I was promised a system power optimizers for shading and a solaredge 10k inverter (both verbally and was on the planset in 11/2020), what is actually installed has no optimizers and a Delta M10-TL-US...
  4. n.one.one

    Georgia Power monthly net metering (RNR-monthly)

    I've ordered a 16 kW + 4 PW setup (from Tesla) and I'm rethinking the kW size because of the 10 kW limit on the Georgia Power monthly net metering plan (RNR-monthly). I'm looking for advice both for a qualifying 10 kW system as well as for a 16 kW system that will generate more than I will need...
  5. G

    UK - Tesla Energy Plan/Octopus

    Hi Guys After some advice here please. We’re about to rebuild our bungalow and want to eliminate gas completely. So we’re going for Solar PV, Air-Source Heat Pump, Powerwall and a Zappi2 charger for our Model 3. What I’m not sure of though is how/when we need to arrange singing up to...
  6. willow_hiller

    Tesla Unveils New Tesla Brand Solar Inverter

    Looks like it's officially here: Tesla Solar Inverter | Tesla Built on Powerwall 2 technology for exceptional efficiency and reliability Wi-Fi, Ethernet and cellular connectivity with over-the-air updates Designed to integrate with Tesla Powerwall and Tesla app 3.8 kW and 7.6 kW models available
  7. S

    Ice and Snow Install?

    I was scheduled to have my Tesla solar panels installed last week, here in New England. A major snow storm hit and covered the roof in ice and snow. I've put off my install until March, hoping for better weather as I am fearful of putting holes in my roof and shingles when they are frozen...
  8. willow_hiller

    Tesla removes small/medium/large solar panel configurations, now offers 8 sizes

    As of this morning, it appears that Tesla has removed the size names and replaced them with 8 size offerings, ranging from 4.08 kW to 18.36 kW: I think this is probably for the best, since a lot of people seemed confused by the set list of 4 sizes before. EDIT: Looks like they may be A/B...
  9. C

    Picking a fight with HOA (NC)

    PS: Shamelessly copying the template from another thread for a different state. Soliciting opinions and advice from the community. Basic situation is this -- My HOA outright rejected my application for Tesla solar install stating solar panels cannot be installed in the front area of the house...
  10. G

    Does Solar Power Non-Backup Leg At All?

    I have 16kW of solar and 6 PowerWalls. The monitoring app does not seem to recognize power changes (like 2 stage AC or oven turning on) on the non-backup leg. For example, right now I have 11KW of solar being generated. The app says I'm consuming 1kW in 'Home' and 10kW are going into the...
  11. Daskid

    SoCal Riverside: Western Community Energy

    Any solar panel owners under SoCal Edison opt out of the transition to Western Community Energy? Or did you move forward with the transition? I’m not sure it I want to opt or or not.
  12. willow_hiller

    Tesla now offers Energy service appointments via the app?

    Just spotted this post on Reddit, where a user found the Tesla app now can schedule service for energy products just like the vehicles: Just noticed Tesla app now has a service option under solar page, wasn’t there previously : teslamotors Sounds like a big step toward better customer service...
  13. willow_hiller

    How does SRECtrade production reporting work?

    Looked around on the forum to see if anyone has answered this question yet; it seems like quite a few people do business with SRECtrade but I can't find any details on how the mechanics of production reporting actually work. In Maryland, systems above 10kW are required to report actual system...
  14. MX1028

    Founders Series Powerwall for Sale - $6K

    Please DM if interested in buying a Founder Series PowerWall. Below are the details... -Founder Series Powerwall(s) ($6,500) -Energy Gateway ($1,100) -Non-Transferrable Installation Reimbursement ($1,000) per install - According to Tesla.
  15. K

    App update interval

    When we first had our solar installed the app wasn’t reporting any info about the array. When we called support, they added the gateway to our account and we started seeing our energy use, however the solar still wasn’t showing up, only grid and home energy use. Eventually, after several calls...
  16. TheTalkingMule

    Tesla Buying SRECs Up-Front

    I'd be interested in hearing people's stories of purchasing through Tesla and monetizing the SRECs up front. Seeing that's now being done fairly regularly? Personally I think it's a great service and am excited to see installers have the ability to monetize the tax credit as well. Hearing...
  17. willow_hiller

    SolarReviews.com isn't a review website, it's a lead generation website (an analysis)

    I've seen some concern stemming from the poor reviews of Tesla Solar on SolarReviews.com. The average review was so low, it raised some red flags for me. As it stands right now, they rate Tesla at 1.5 stars out of 5 (and claim an average of $5.09 per watt when it's $2.01 as of writing). I'm a...
  18. willow_hiller

    Another Solar Panel Price Change? (July 15, 2020)

    In Maryland I'm seeing before incentives: Small (4.08 kW): $8,200 (previous $10,000) - $1,800 Medium (8.16 kW): $16,400 (previous $16,000) +$400 Large (12.24 kW): $24,600 (previous $23,500) +$1,100 Extra Large (16.32 kW): $32,800 (previous $30,000) +$2,800 Significant percent drop for Small...
  19. tropical1

    Solar Roof Florida

    We got a system design for a Solar Roof install in the Tampa, FL area. The final design is a 26.55 KW system with 4405 sq ft of roof. Total cost is 95,011.14 without any power walls (Cost breakdown below). Our dimensional shingle roof is near the end of its life so we need to replace the roof...
  20. willow_hiller

    What are your favorite solar-related YouTube channels?

    I watch quite a few Tesla related YouTube channels, but I'm having trouble finding good, informative content around residential solar systems and battery storage. I'm interested in learning more about the electrical engineering behind panels/optimizers/inverters, how systems fit together, and...
  21. RubinRA

    Powerwall/Car/Solar Charging Strategy

    I've just had a Powerwall and solar installed, and am trying to come up with the optimal way to balance home backup needs with charging my Tesla Model 3. I could use some feedback. Here are the details: -- Solar 5.7kWp system -- Single Powerwall unit, presently set to provide 50% backup power...
  22. S

    Adding Solar Panels to Upcoming House Purchase

    Multi part question here. I’m purchasing a home and will close in 45 days. Since we are dropping a lot of money on the down payment, is it possible to roll the cost to install solar into the mortgage? I am not sure how that would work because we would need the mortgage to start before we got...
  23. S

    Should I move forward with Tesla Solar and Powerwall

    I can't make the decision if I should move forward given layout and financials. Please share your opinion!
  24. Boatguy

    Power glitch when exporting to the grid?

    I have Tesla solar and two PWs. My PG&E service is notoriously "glitchy". PGE does some sort of switching which will cause a momentary drop or spike in my service. Over a period of five years this caused a series of failures in audio equipment power supplies. Finally I installed line...
  25. E

    What's the best TOU plan w/SDG&E w/solar on house & M3

    I have an M3 that I charge exclusively at home. Just got solar for my house a few months ago. My electricity provider is SDG&E. Currently I am on the EV-TOU-5 electric plan.It was the best plan for me before I got the solar because, even though there is a $16 monthly service charge on that plan...
  26. willow_hiller

    Considering solar panels, looking for sizing/financing advice

    Hi Tesla Energy Forum! I've been a regular poster on the auto/investment side of Tesla, and now I'm considering a Tesla solar system for my home. I would be very appreciative to hear any advice you can give me on sizing a solar system and financing it. To start, I live in Maryland (near DC)...
  27. efusco

    Any Market for Tesla Powerwall?

    Just got my survey for my Tesla Powerwall referral reward. Have planned to install it onto my solar equipt home, but I already have a propane generator and would really need at least one more Powerwall (likely 2 more) to fully power the house for any reasonable length of time and I'm not...
  28. Brando

    Earth Day - Tony Seba - Disruption of Oil, Petrol Vehicles, Coal

    22 April 2020 - Keynote for Visionary Day at the 1st World CleanTech Week eConvention Tony Seba has studied historical technology disruptions. He also recalls his projections 7 to 10 years back on where we would be in 2020 - see how accurate he was. Interesting and Informative about technology...
  29. Daniellane

    Now We’re Really an All Tesla Family!

    Tesla Solar System #1 with a Red Founder’s Series Powerwall 2
  30. M

    Tesla Solar now available with Loan option instead of Purchase

    Tesla updated their site again, and now you can do a loan (at 5.99% - OUCH) with any of the sizes, including adding a Powerwall (or however many they require at each level) to the loan.. Eeep, 5.99%, though, that's a bit much... About to refinance the house at 2.875 (too high M2V for 2.75)...
  31. G

    Portable Solar Trickle Charge for Camping

    I know this seems to be a controversial topic here for some reason, but I'm interested in exploring how it might be possible to use foldable portable solar panels to charge the car. I know there are a lot of reasons that this may be a bad (and certainly a cost and time inefficient) method of...
  32. M

    WTB: Referral Powerwall

    Looking to see if anyone has a referral Powerwall that they aren't going to be getting installed and/or taking the Tesla credit. Hoping to get one at my house to offset my ridiculous SCE rates along with solar...
  33. M

    Solar Roof now eligible for referral award

    Not sure what the $250 Tesla credit will get you, but, as of this morning, you can now get the referral credit with the solar roof. No Model Y referral miles yet, but, it does look like Tesla is changing things up this past week. The reintroduction of the Powerwall bundle with solar was a...
  34. P

    EV Charging Single Phase Inverter

    Does anyone have one of these installed? I’m researching the installation of extra solar panels and have discovered that SolarEdge have an inverter that can handle smart ev charging. Looking at the specs, the max charge rate is 7.4 kW. I’d be interested in people’s perspectives on this as a...
  35. SOULPEDL

    Az SRP Utility - Please request your ballot and vote!

    FYI, critical votes coming that could impact energy costs and solar in Az. I'm just passing along some info gathered as a contributing member of LD18 (and I'm an Engineer who grew up hating gov't anything, go figure). Some action came highly recommended and thought this might be a good place to...
  36. M

    PowerWall bundling option gone from Solar Design page

    Just noticed that the option to bundle Powerwalls is no longer showing up on the Solar Design page: Anyone else notice this?
  37. TheTalkingMule

    Mobile Solar Farming

    Obviously there's a million and one interesting combinations for solar and farming, so please feel free to post and discuss any here. The thing that's been stuck in my head all day was this idea of solar only being installed or not installed on a farm. Why? Do we label a field "corn" and lock...
  38. TheTalkingMule

    Tesla Standard Panel Install Pricing

    It was a major turning point when Tesla moved to set, online pricing for standard solar panels earlier this year. Seemed like the price varied from state to state based on interesting factors, but strangely pricing was locked in at a certain price per Watt regardless of array size. Obviously...
  39. B

    Tesla Solar in VA

    Anyone have any insights as to what the hold up is to get Tesla installing in VA?
  40. CMc1

    Tesla to fix smart charging (wake vehicle from sleep via Zappi charge)

    For those that aren’t aware, when using EV chargers such as the Zappi, often the car won’t wake up from sleep if the solar generation is sufficient. Apparently the car isn’t compliant with IEC 61851-1 for smart charging.
  41. B

    2018 P10D - Tesla Performance Dwelling 10kWh - For Sale or Rent (Denver Metro, CO)

    Are you or someone you know moving to the Denver area or looking for a Tesla Home? We moved, but it was not without some real heart tugging for the home that we created. Not just any home but a: Tesla Performance 10kWh Dwelling (P10D). Located in Centennial, CO (south east suburb of...
  42. Ty_McMahan

    Time for Tesla to Show Some Proof for the Roof

    Tesla’s solar business got some shine last week when the company reported an increase in deployments and the launch of a new version of its solar roof. “So all in all, the roadmap for energy products from solar, Solar Roof, Powerwall to Megapack is super exciting, and I expect Tesla Energy to...
  43. S

    Here’s hoping Gov. Newsome makes getting solar & battery back up easier

    I've read on here that upcoming Calif legislation or PG&E rules are coming down in 2020 that will make installing solar and battery back up more restrictive and that their new time scheduling really hurts those with solar. We haven’t been ready to make that move to solar yet but with more...
  44. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Launches Commercial Solar Subscriptions

    Tesla’s solar sales model received another update last week when the company launched a subscription option for commercial applications. The company launched an online portal that offers price comparisons with or without incentives, as well as the benefits of choosing a rental option...
  45. Story

    Sense monitoring and Powerwall with Solar?

    Surely someone on here must have installed the Sense power monitoring box alongside a solar + Powerwall 2 installation, plus EV chargers that are on the grid side (outside) the Powerwall-backedup circuits. My installer says that Sense support says that they will bundle the solar and powerwall...
  46. TMC Staff

    Amazon Reports Fire From Tesla Solar, Walmart May Not Remove Installations

    Tesla solar panels caught fire on the roof of an Amazon warehouse in Redlands, California, according to a report from Bloomberg. The news comes days after Walmart disclosed it has suffered similar fires from Tesla installations. The Amazon fire reportedly occurred June 2018 and involved a solar...
  47. TMC Staff

    Walmart Sues Tesla After Seven Solar Rooftop Fires

    Walmart is suing Tesla after solar panels at seven stores allegedly caught fire, according to a court filing. Walmart also claims Tesla “routinely deployed individuals to inspect the solar systems who lacked basic solar training and knowledge.” “Tesla’s personnel did not know, for example, how...
  48. R

    Tesla now RENTS solar panels

    FYI - Tesla just announced a new monthly rental program for home solar panels. 3 levels - $50, $100, & $150 per month. Not a lease - Tesla handles all installation costs. Maybe car charging systems and power walls are next logical rental step to help generate solar use? Tesla launches...
  49. JWardell

    8 months and counting...Will I get Tesla solar installed this year?

    I signed up for Tesla Solar at the end of January just before the referral credit expired. I've been through multiple visits, designs, and entire teams at Tesla since. Signed off three times. Halfway through august, and they still haven't applied for permits! I want solar this year both for the...
  50. boaterva

    SolarEdge Inverter Issue-DC Error

    After running my TE Solar setup for about 9 months (and the recent addition of the 3 PWs), now we are having a new DC error message pop up as below on the inverter. Tesla took the particulars and will have scheduling call back. Last time (last fall) this meant several wasted months until...

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