Received an email from my the local solar company that installed my solar system referring me to a company called Swell Energy who as far as i can tell handles and guarantees the spig refund for you and partners with local installers for installation.
was quoted 21818 for 2 powerwall 2's installed.
-6500 tax credit
-9280 sgip (my area is still on tier 1 according to swell)
=5994 net cost
The net cost is attractive, but that leaves 8600 (21818-6600*2) for total install costs, which seems extreme. Tesla's website advertises 800-2000 install cost. I called them for a quote and they wouldn't give me a quote but said over the phone that they only charge up to 2000 on systems that need trenching and electrical upgrades, and that each additional powerwall would add 200 to the install cost.
I can't in principle pay 8600 for work that can be done in a day, or even 2 or 3 days unless you're an attorney or surgeon. I was a residential contractor for 10 years, i will never pay someone 1000/hr to work on my home. Tesla's price seems much more reasonable.
Is the sgip really that hard to apply for yourself? Apparently Tesla doesn't process the sgip rebate for you. Also, the Tesla Energy rep said that the powerwall 2 is backordered to Q3 or Q4.