The PG&E costs sound about right but this is a bigger price difference than I saw. Most contractors were happy to take my money but they all recommended that I actually use PG&E because the crews to do all the work show up together and there is less disruption if you are in the house.PG&E said it would cost about $40k for them to do the trenching from across the street to my main panel!
Independent contractor would cost about $28k ($20k trenching + $8k PG&E fees) which is still a crazy amount to me.
They would need to file city permits for this but that will not be the long pole. I heard from PG&E most of Q4 construction has been moved to next year. Maybe because of budget constraints?I'm not sure if PG&E will need to upgrade the transformer that feeds my block. I'm assuming if they did, it'd take them a long time to do so.
I would love to hear about this too. I am pushing out my Tesla solar + PW install because of this reason.People must have upgraded their main panels after Tesla installed solar. How did these people handle the change? Did Tesla come back out or did they have to hire independent solar company or electrician to replace the electrical lines?