I still am at 15%, but with the rain and poor solar, the batteries will not recharge. Thinking up raising since going to pull from the grid one way or another, and why have dead batteries.I raise my Reserve as Fall progresses. I'm at 60% right now. Dead of Winter is 75% Reserve. Summer is usually 40%. My goal is to leave headroom above the Reserve for an ideal seasonal solar production day. My production Summer:Winter ratio is 5:1 kWh/day.
I hate buying power, but hate even more being without power. So I will pay PG&E for a few days of being a "regular" customer. And amazingly, even with these overcast skies, the system has generated enough power to cover the 4-9 PM peak.I set mine at 25%, since I’m not going to get enough solar to charge the Powerwalls it really makes no different unless you are worried about a power outage. You will run off the grid once you reach your reserve.
Exactly. It's going to bounce off the Reserve daily, so why not keep enough energy for a backup event? The way I have it set, it will never hit 100% either.I still am at 15%, but with the rain and poor solar, the batteries will not recharge. Thinking up raising since going to pull from the grid one way or another, and why have dead batteries.
Are you using Self-Powered mode? If you used Time-Based Control you wouldn't have to do that.Wish there was a way to set what times you would like to charge the PW specifically other than adjusting the reserve levels.
Going from 25-> 100% reserve to charge the PWs. After peak times are reached. I switch back to 25%.
Even in Self-Powered mode, my system is following the schedule defined by the PGE plan I entered under Time-Based Control. That is, I see it switch to pulling from the Powerwalls from 4-9 PM M-F instead of the gridAre you using Self-Powered mode? If you used Time-Based Control you wouldn't have to do that.
Are you using Self-Powered mode? If you used Time-Based Control you wouldn't have to do that.
If what you're saying is accurate, it is not typical. What schedule do you have set in the app, what rate plan are you on, and how much solar and Powerwall do you have?TBC sends my power to the Grid after it meets a reserve (let's say 25%). I would still need to change the power reserve to 100% to prevent it from being sent back into the grid.
Wish there was a way to have a preference to say charge up the battery first before outputting to grid. Or charge up the battery (from the grid) when it's cheap on overcast days.