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LA County Powerwall Installers

rando

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Jul 9, 2020
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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Is there anyone in LA County here with recent Powerwall order and install experience? Which installer did you use? What kind of pricing are you finding from third party installers?

I recently had 34 360W LG panels IQ7+ micro installed and now I'd like to get 3 Powerwalls. I'm an SCE custimer and eligible for the $1/W sgip equity resilience rebate.

I have a quote from one local installer with inventory but they are asking a few thousand above the rebate which seems kind of high.
 

h2ofun

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Aug 11, 2020
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auburn, ca
Is there anyone in LA County here with recent Powerwall order and install experience? Which installer did you use? What kind of pricing are you finding from third party installers?

I recently had 34 360W LG panels IQ7+ micro installed and now I'd like to get 3 Powerwalls. I'm an SCE custimer and eligible for the $1/W sgip equity resilience rebate.

I have a quote from one local installer with inventory but they are asking a few thousand above the rebate which seems kind of high.
Is their still money in SCE for ER rebate? PGE is out
 

Kodemonkey

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Oct 15, 2020
134
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Los Angeles
SCE SGIP ER is currently in step 5. I just received an email from them yesterday stating my application is under review, but it is not reserved until they approve it. 2 powerwalls = $11,100 rebate. If you meet the criteria. This was through Tesla energy. They apparently have powerwalls in abundance. One of the installers dropped his hammer drill on top of one of my power walls and dented the heck out of it. I had a brand new one in a few days. (According to the electricians on my nest cam that was the second time the same guy has done that).

I am in north LA county.
 

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rando

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Jul 9, 2020
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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
SCE SGIP ER is currently in step 5. I just received an email from them yesterday stating my application is under review, but it is not reserved until they approve it. 2 powerwalls = $11,100 rebate. If you meet the criteria. This was through Tesla energy. They apparently have powerwalls in abundance. One of the installers dropped his hammer drill on top of one of my power walls and dented the heck out of it. I had a brand new one in a few days. (According to the electricians on my nest cam that was the second time the same guy has done that).

I am in north LA county.

Who is your Tesla Energy service advisor that is familiar with the ER submission process? They weren't able to submit the reservation prior to installation? How long did you wait for Tesla to do your install? They told me 4 months+ for Powerwall only jnstalls.

Regarding the rebate amount, was 11100 your contract price for 2 Powerwalls? ER rebates are supposedly $1/W and 2 walls are currently shown as $19000.
 

ucmndd

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Mar 10, 2016
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I have a quote from one local installer with inventory but they are asking a few thousand above the rebate which seems kind of high.
So nearly $30k?

Yeah, that’s way up there.

My third party install for two powerwalls under SGIP ER is $26k, including a full main panel upgrade (NorCal).
 

rando

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Jul 9, 2020
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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
60k for 5 is under the rebate allowance. At least in the SCE market, I believe the storage inverter is limited to 1.5x the generating facility size. Since my solar is 12.24kW DC, I'm limited to 3 (15kW) Powerwalls.
 

h2ofun

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Aug 11, 2020
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auburn, ca
60k for 5 is under the rebate allowance. At least in the SCE market, I believe the storage inverter is limited to 1.5x the generating facility size. Since my solar is 12.24kW DC, I'm limited to 3 (15kW) Powerwalls.
Yep, my rebate amount is 66K. But, they are not supposed to charge most than it costs. And since one in theory only needs one GW, the cost for the ones are the first should be less, as my bid shows. Otherwise, IMO, the installer is milking the system which is why there are issues.
 

rando

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Jul 9, 2020
20
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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
They're not supposed to charge more than they would for the same install without the rebate -- obviously enough gray area for an installer to claim any given install is complex and warranting some extra coin.

Regardless you won't get a rebate larger than $13.2k x # of powerwalls nor larger than the actual system cost.

So who was your installer? For the cost of these installs, maybe they do a job in socal.
 

Kodemonkey

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Oct 15, 2020
134
51
Los Angeles
Who is your Tesla Energy service advisor that is familiar with the ER submission process? They weren't able to submit the reservation prior to installation? How long did you wait for Tesla to do your install? They told me 4 months+ for Powerwall only jnstalls.

Regarding the rebate amount, was 11100 your contract price for 2 Powerwalls? ER rebates are supposedly $1/W and 2 walls are currently shown as $19000.


I paid $11,000 for both. That was back in September when they were $6500. But they are taking out the 26% tax out of the rebate. Originally it was shown as $15,000 ... less 26% equals $11,000
 

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