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Solar

  1. M

    More than 20% decrease in solar output in 1 year

    Hi, new member, hoping to get some perspective. I have a 12kW system, live on the peninsula, bay area, CA. Recently, I finally reached the point where I have data from the same dates in 2021 and 2022 and was able to compare solar production. I noticed a decrease of 20-30% solar production...
  2. Ramphex

    A Tri-House Solar Panel Build

    I'm doing a solar panel build on 3 different houses, all within 1/2 mile of each other. I figured this thread might be beneficial for those who are looking into build times, problems, price increases, adjustments, etc. I will keep tracking the house updates in the original post (if possible) and...
  3. H

    Powerwall- Adding 2nd Solar System

    I currently have a solar panel system connected to two Powerwalls. I'm considering adding a second solar panel system, and I want the second solar panel system to also connect to the Powerwalls (both solar panel system connected to the PWs). This way the Powerwalls will get charged quickly...
  4. Gwgan

    WTB RWND-3D-240-MB solar power meter

    I have the RWNC-3D-240-MB meter on my 14kW SolarEdge/ Powerwall system but that’s not good enough for automated reporting since that meter is only valid for nameplate capacity less than 10kW. I need instead the RWND-3D-240-MB model. Any chance someone has the D model on a small system and could...
  5. TydalForce

    Solar In Suburban Philly

    Hey all, was hoping for a local perspective. We're out in Chester County and seriously considering solar with battery backup (especially after yesterday's storm knocked our power out for the whole day!). Do any of you locals have experience with solar installations, Tesla or otherwise...
  6. S

    Solar Data in a multiple accounts

    I am trying to get my solar data to show in both my Tesla account and my wife’s account but Tesla said this was not possible. I am concerned because I bought a vehicle in my account, but my wife has the solar in her account. So, if we share the vehicle and use the app as a key, then I won’t be...
  7. S

    Selling House with Massachusetts SMART Contract

    I purchased Tesla solar panels for my house and signed the 10 year contract with the Massachusetts SMART program where I receive a check every month for my solar production. If I sell my house, obviously the new owner will get the benefit of the free solar generation, but is there any...
  8. B

    SOS please help, difference between tesla app reported net power export and what PGE bill says

    Hello, i am seeing a substantial difference (on certain days) between what the APP says it exported to the grid and what PGE says it received. Please see attached plot and data below. This has been going on for a while. please help me understand this. regards BK
  9. MontyFloyd

    the Solar (PV) BOOM economy.

    Wanted to discus the economic effects of moving to a 40% PhotoVoltaic (Solar) power generation. Argument: A drive to significant PV energy source will cause the biggest economic growth since WW2. Reducing CO2 emissions is not the goal, just a collateral benefit. Why will there be such growth...
  10. n.one.one

    North Carolina Tesla Energy Installations (by Tesla)

    I believe that Tesla Energy has either started or is planning on doing energy installations in North Carolina. I'm starting this thread for two primary reasons: I hope this thread will be an ongoing discussion for folks in North Carolina with helpful input from those in other regions who have...
  11. ascottallison

    How can I get Tesla to increase the number of panels in the design?

    I placed an order for 12.75kW solar panels.... Weeks and weeks went by and they've now come back with a 7.48kW design. Although my roof is a little choppy, 3 reputable local companies have sent designs for around 11kW. Tesla say they can't go that high due to code citing fire set backs. Any...
  12. xkwizit

    Tesla or another Integrated Solar Roof experience?

    Hi - we are in planning stage for a custom home and every builder we have talked to is trying to talk us out of doing solar roof saying the technology is too new and not yet stable. From our respected member community, if you have a Tesla or another integrated solar roof, I will appreciate...
  13. K

    Model S in Houston

    Glad to be on the forum! My name is Kelly Bedrich (he/him) and I'm the proud owner of a 2013 Model S. It's practically ancient for an EV these days, but it was one of the original 50 in Houston. I'm have a background in programming and project management. My wife and I own ElectricityPlans.com...
  14. R

    RI REF Grant? [Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund]

    Has anyone here from RI attempt to get Tesla to apply for the REF Grant? I order my panels 4/8 when they announced they would force you to buy powerwall and solar panel combo so I placed an order without powerwalls. Since the process has been taking forever I was curious about other quotes...
  15. MountainPower

    Tesla Solar Install Timeline + Question

    Hi all, I wanted to share my timeline for my Tesla Solar install, as I'm seeing a number of horror stories on here, and ask a quick question. Overall I've been blown away by Tesla Solar, with one exception - how they communicate. The following is an example of my experience in the Denver metro...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. gcsutton

    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...
  26. 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.
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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.
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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!
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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)...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. Daniellane

    Now We’re Really an All Tesla Family!

    Tesla Solar System #1 with a Red Founder’s Series Powerwall 2
  45. 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)...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...

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