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First PowerWall2 installed in Houston TX.

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by JAWZ2020, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. JAWZ2020

    JAWZ2020 Member

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    SolarCity is installing my solar panels and PowerWall2, in Cypress TX (around 20 miles NW of downtown Houston) I am being told it's the first one in the area. I will post more pictures as the installation progresses.
     

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  2. Tam

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    How exciting!

    Please do follow up and tell us whether PowerWall makes any HVAC noise.

    Congratulations!
     
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  3. RichardD

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    Can you share how you went about this and the costs, and what options you chose?
    Thanks
     
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    Speaking only from my own experience, my Powerwall (not a 2) makes essentially no noise. I doubt the PW2 will be different.
     
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    I guess PowerWall does not need to be charged in such a fast Supercharger rate so there's no need to activate super noisy Tesla-Car-Style HVAC .

    Thanks for the report!
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Thanks for posting the photos here!
     
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    Awesome, like @RichardD I'm curious on the package cost for the Houston region. What electric plan do you have?

    Please keep the pictures coming.
     
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    @JAWZ2020 Congrats on the new PW2, which may very well be the first one installed on Planet Earth. (No way to know if Elon didn't already put the first batch on Mars?!) I posted early yesterday trying to find ANYONE who has had one shipped or installed, and zero other folks have responded. So Texas may indeed carry the honors, surprisingly beating out CA. Maybe mine will show up here in Iowa soon?

    Please share any particulars about your experience, as the TESLA world has been awaiting this ALMOST as much as Model 3 :)
     
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    This might work well with griddy. I hope they're as good as they seem to be.
     
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    I have not, so I can't endorse it. I am currently locked into a contract, so I have not switched. Griddy is so new that I can't find any reviews yet, but it promises to be very good. We'll see. When my current contract is up, I will switch unless the reviews at that time are very bad.
     
  13. JAWZ2020

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    Thank you!
    And no no noise, there is however a small vent on the top right corner but the noise coming from the small fan Is hardly noticeable.
     

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    SolarCity design included 24 LG panels and 1 PowerWall2,
    System size: 7.56 Kw
    System Production: 9882.43 KWh
    kWh / kw : 1307.2 kWh /kw
     
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    Yup noise is close to none
     
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    I am guessing that inverter is a Tesla inverter? Or is it made by someone else?
     
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    Thank you! I was being told that today they had another Tesla PowerWall2 install scheduled, a few miles from here! I might drive by there to congratulate the owner!
     
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    Made by a German company but to SolarCity specs, most of the internal design and programming was made by Tesla's standards. Again that's a pretty impressive inverter too,
    "Smart" little thing that doesn't get as much credit as the PowerWall2, but I think it should! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Cost was around $24k (before incentives) and financed the whole system on a 10 year loan(20 yr loan is also available but not while financing the battery) which puts me at a little over $200/month. I'm planning on paying it off earlier though.
     
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    Ambit Energy was my energy provider, but I had to switch to MP2 energy, because they do provide "Net Metering" which means can keep track of the meter spinning backwards, therefore giving you credits when you overproduce energy.
     

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