Submitted by chrisnarez on June 15, 2018
First post on this Forum and I would like some feedback from other like minded individuals:
So I have a relatively small usage of electricity. I live in Fresno CA, and the biggest use of electricity is in these summer months, when the AC is running, however I tend to be at work during the day. Since 2/2016, my average monthly use is approx 286 kw/month. The solar energy associates I spoke with have been pretty helpful/honest and are offering me systems around 2.8kw to 3kw. I have asked for 3.5 kw as I expect to use more energy in the coming years (Hoping to start a family and own a model 3). I really want to become self-reliant on my energy use, but I don't know if it makes sense to buy a powerwall 2.
I was quoted for approx. 9k for a Powerwall 2 (and 10K for a LG battery pack), but I am wondering if this is the right time to buy a battery. My price for Kw during peak isn't even near $0.40/Kw. Should I save my money? If I buy it later, would I lose the tax credit?
Thank you for the time.