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Solar energy is being fed to grid directly

rsunny2012

Member
Aug 14, 2018
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CA
Hello Everyone,

Just now my installation ( Solar panels with 2 powerwalls) is completed. Before leaving, installation crew turned on the system to test. I see that solar energy is going to grid directly but not coming to my home or powerwall. is this normal or did installation went wrong ?
PS: i have currently turned of the system
 

jjrandorin

Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums
Nov 28, 2018
7,713
8,499
Riverside Co. CA
you likely need to post some screenshots of what you were looking at to determine that all of your PV was going to the grid and none was being consumed by your home.

You can test for at least 30-40 minutes to get some screenshots etc.
 

arnolddeleon

Supporting Member
Jul 21, 2012
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SF Bay Area
It wouldn't be surprising to see the behaviour that you saw. Tesla also just finished my install (an addition to existing solar and Powerwalls). The new Powerwall did not immediately start charging when it was added to the group even though I had solar. All the solar was being consumed by the house (and I suspect would have gone to the grid if I had surplus).


We did a grid off test and then after that the Powerwalls (old and new) started charging. Now the Powerwalls are consuming all the solar being produced (currently in off peak) presumably to bank for the upcoming part peak window.
 

charlesj

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Oct 22, 2019
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Monterey, CA
Tesla crew came back and fixed the issue. CT`s were pointing backward direction. now i can see soalr energy is being used to my powerwall and my home too
At 1:54 they went away? And now they came back at 4:47 to fix it? How did that quick turnaround happen? Did they see the issue when they did the testing? or they went for lunch?;):)
 

rsunny2012

Member
Aug 14, 2018
61
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CA
At 1:54 they went away? And now they came back at 4:47 to fix it? How did that quick turnaround happen? Did they see the issue when they did the testing? or they went for lunch?;):)

i called the installation crew ( as i had there number when they called me prior to installation about there availability)
this is how they came back and fixed it

why are you worried about the exact time?.
 

getakey

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Jan 28, 2020
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Tesla crew came back and fixed the issue. CT`s were pointing backward direction. now i can see soalr energy is being used to my powerwall and my home too

How many times have we heard the CTs were installed incorrectly? Many! Seems like such a simple thing to get wrong so many times
 

getakey

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Jan 28, 2020
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there's been a lot of people report wrong CT install
funny thing is that mine were installed correctly at first. Then they had to come back and change some things after inspection. They switched them from being right to wrong. Took me weeks to convince them that they were wrong. I even sent them before/after screen shots
 

miimura

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Aug 21, 2013
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Los Altos, CA
there's been a lot of people report wrong CT install
funny thing is that mine were installed correctly at first. Then they had to come back and change some things after inspection. They switched them from being right to wrong. Took me weeks to convince them that they were wrong. I even sent them before/after screen shots
I had the same trouble. It was all set up correctly and then during a service call by the 3rd party installer, they changed it for no good reason. I took off the cover from the Gateway and found the issue immediately. In my case, I have two solar circuits and the guy must have thought it was not right to have two sets of wires going through the Solar CTs.
 

rsunny2012

Member
Aug 14, 2018
61
19
CA
Not worried, just shows how quickly they turned around to fix it. ;)
hey no offense. just wanted to know thats all.
my installation was scheduled for 2 days for both solar and powerwall installation. solar team came from boston to install solar and powerwall team are from local. powerwall team finished installayion on day 1, but solar went to day 2. Solar guys confirmed everything was working fine despite of i am showing them the graph that power ie being fed to grid. they asked me to contact support.
i contacted the powerwall team ( as i had there number with me). immidiatly after they saw the pics ( uploaded by soalr crew), they came to know its CTs issue. those guys came back in an hour and fixed them
 

charlesj

Active Member
Oct 22, 2019
1,054
218
Monterey, CA
hey no offense. just wanted to know thats all.
my installation was scheduled for 2 days for both solar and powerwall installation. solar team came from boston to install solar and powerwall team are from local. powerwall team finished installayion on day 1, but solar went to day 2. Solar guys confirmed everything was working fine despite of i am showing them the graph that power ie being fed to grid. they asked me to contact support.
i contacted the powerwall team ( as i had there number with me). immidiatly after they saw the pics ( uploaded by soalr crew), they came to know its CTs issue. those guys came back in an hour and fixed them
Great. No problems here.
Solar from Boston, MA? If so, not sure where another Boston might be, but wow, a long haul.
Just Googled Boston. While there are more than one city, nothing close to CA:)
 

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