Submitted by beaver on September 12, 2019
Has anyone looked at the new solar rental product with Powerwall (PW)? Any feedback or advice? I have a model 3 that I charge 20 kWh on an average night. My house uses 35 kWh in average per day.
I live in LA (Pasadena) and it gets really hot July - September, house electric bill around $200. I have a separate meter for EV charging, plan to keep the mode 3 on TOU-EV1.
I am considering renting 7.4 kW system maybe with 1 PW ( would love 2 but it’s pricey). 1 PW isn’t enough to be self sufficient on most days. I am done some calculations showing that I need 11 kW and 2 PW to be self sufficient most days, but this system is too pricey and may not even fit on my house.
Any advice people can share is appreciated. Anyone rent the panels yet with the new program? How does the install look? Smooth process? What happens if the system fails? I am afraid that my bill will skyrocket since I am in tiered pricing now but have to move to the terrible TOU plan with SCE that charges $0.45 from 4-8pm.
Thanks for any help. And yes I will cross post in the Energy forum (all my friends are here in 3).