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advice about installing powerwalls and solar panels

  • March 09, 2021 6:29 PM
    Reply # 10180663 on 9379599

    Gerard, if you're on National Grid you might look into VTOU metering, and then setting your Model Y to charge only at night, when the rate is  cheaper.

  • March 09, 2021 8:44 AM
    Reply # 10179142 on 9379599

    I have solar on my roof for 8 years now (before Solar City) I also had 2 powerwalls installed outside on the garage side of the house about 4 years ago and they have served me well . Now that I have a MY I find that I need additional powerwalls.( I actually had to pay 3 months of electric bills for the first time in 8 years)  I contacted Tesla and after sending them various documents and pictures they came back and said that 2 additional powerwalls would be their recommendation. I put the down payment and they said installation would be in 3-5 months . They gave me 2 options for installation 1) next to the existing 2 powerwalls which sit side by side or 2) stacked on the existing powerwalls so that only 2 powerwalls show and they stick out further from the side of the house. I am leaning towards having them all side by side and not stacked. My concern is that they would be sticking too far out from the wall . The only issue is their recommendation was stacking them on top of each other.  Anyone have a similar configuration and if so what were your results?  By the way the first installation was handled really well with Tesla handling all interfacing with the utility , town and inspector. 

  • March 08, 2021 10:35 PM
    Reply # 10177957 on 9379599

    From the NYS Battery-Storage-Guidebook:

    R327.4 Location. Energy storage systems shall only be installed in the following locations:

    1. Detached garages and detached accessory structures.

    2. Attached garages separated from the dwelling unit living space and sleeping units in accordance with Section R302 of this code.

    3. Outdoors on exterior walls located a minimum 3 ft. from doors and windows.

    4. Utility closets and storage or utility spaces within dwelling units and sleeping units

    Last modified: March 08, 2021 10:53 PM | F. Robert Falbo
  • March 07, 2021 9:57 AM
    Reply # 10173670 on 9379599

    So jealous of all of you. Got my solar panels in 2016 (3.0 kW, all NYC building codes would let me have), and tried to get a Powerwall last year, only to find the fire code won’t let me have that. Is anyone working to change this?

  • March 04, 2021 10:25 PM
    Reply # 10165446 on 9379599

    Well, call me crazy, but I changed my contract from 8.1KWh solar panels to an 8.5KWh solar roof.  Hey, if you're gonna go, go big!  This will definitely be interesting.

  • March 01, 2021 11:54 AM
    Reply # 10152065 on 9379599

    I have a 4kw system with one powerwall on order. Permits are apparently done so hopefully will have it all installed this spring when the weather clears up. I would have gone for a bigger system but because our power is so cheap (Spencerport Electric) none of the systems would pay for themselves within 20 years and since I can't net meter I needed a powerwall to store the solar to spread it out over the day.

    If anyone has already gone through the whole process I definitely would be interested in any advice you have.

  • February 01, 2021 9:50 PM
    Reply # 10054994 on 9379599

    I just signed up for an 8.16KWh system with 2 Powerwalls.  I received an email showing 2 choices of how to arrange the solar panels, neither of which I want.  I created diagrams for 2 different ones I could live with and emailed them to the rep. supposedly handling my project (A.Laso) and I also called and left voicemail.   I'm not signing their proposal until they get back to me with the changes. (If they ever do)

  • November 26, 2020 9:47 AM
    Reply # 9388444 on 9379599

    Hi,

    If they are mounting the powerwalls in the garage have them mount a subpanel in the garage and then powerwall and EV chargers can connect to this new subpanel.  They will probably run a 1" rigid conduit in basement ceiling to connect main panel to the garage powerwall anyways.  Best to have flexibility of a subpanel.  I had similar issue with solar/backup(older Outback brand) on far end of house from main panel.  Having backup is great.  Regards Ant

  • November 21, 2020 8:22 PM
    Message # 9379599

    Hi,

    I'm scheduled to have two powerwalls and two solar panels units installed right after Thanksgiving.    The Tesla person who inspected my house said that I'm the first in the area to have this.   Dunno how large that area is.

    In any case, if anyone else has this, do you have any advice for me?  E.g., there's apparently some freedom about where to place things.  The powerwalls can be on the garage's back wall, or on both sides of a back corner.  The inverter can be inside or outside.  Etc.  

    I would like a setup that makes it easy to add a car charger later.

    Complicating things is that the electrical service is at the far end of the basement from the garage.

    The Tesla person was giving me choices, but a second opinion is always welcome.  Thanks.

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