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Tesla Energy Not In Ohio

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by supratachophobia, Aug 29, 2018.

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  1. supratachophobia

    supratachophobia Active Member

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    So even though we are the 9th largest state for Tesla auto sales, we still can't get referral rewards or Tesla Energy products here. So that being the case, we decided to not wait around for Tesla, and we did a grid-tied solar system on our own: Solar Installation

    I'm happy to answer any questions owners have on this non-Tesla alternative to sustainable transport if you are in a similar boat regarding energy products in your area.
     
  2. Derek Kessler

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    The absence of referral awards in Ohio is from a pre-Tesla law about automotive sales promotions, not anything to do with market size.
     
  3. TheTalkingMule

    TheTalkingMule Distributed Energy Enthusiast

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    Nothing wrong with a quality install from a local contractor. Just make sure your inverter is Powerwall compliant :)
     
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    Right, crappy either way. But Tesla has done absolutely no lobbying to change that. And I find that lack of defense of the 9th largest ownership demographic to be pretty crappy.
     
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    Pretty sure the whole idea around the Powerwall 2 redesign and being AC output was so that it could be inverter agnostic.
     
  6. Derek Kessler

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    It'd be nice, but of all the legal fights Tesla has on its hands, making sure that Ohioans have access to the affiliate program is going to be really low on their priorities list.
     
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    Also, keep in mind that the automobile dealers Association here in Ohio is very much like the mafia. Very tough to get change. They have lots of influence with the lawmakers here.
     
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    Are you kidding me? They are the lawmakers. Rep. Reineke is directly related to a car dealership! He's the guy that came up with the idea of requiring Tesla's to have flashing red lights on top when they were self-driving, and force drivers to carry 1 million insurance policies. Thankfully that bill was shot down.

    From his bio: "Rep. Reineke is a business partner in Reineke Family Dealerships. The business, which started in 1960, has grown to include eight automobile dealerships and 380 full and part time employees."
     

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