I've skimmed this (long) thread and I'm not sure I've found the answers to my questions. I'd like to just go ahead and ask specific questions. If these are well answered in previous responses, please direct me to these. Thanks.
My Leaf is probably arriving in October (Nissan originally indicated "Month of September" but then changed it
My house (in San Jose) has overhead service, currently to a second-story roof, down through the wall to an integrated meter/breaker box. How would PG&E want the install of a second meter for E9B? Would they do a second drop from the pole? If not, how would the power get tapped off for the second meter?
Otherwise, assuming that I go with one meter, I'm comparing the E6 rates to E9A (I'm currently on E1). As I read the rates, E6 has lower peak rates but higher off-peak, so that EV charging would be more expensive on E6 but the rest of my consumption would probably be lower. Also, the E6 peak period to 7PM would work better than 9PM with E9A. Given that I'm currently running 200 -300% of baseline, It seems to me that E6 would work better. Does that sound reasonable?
As I understand it, once I'm on E9A and have told PG&E I have an EV, I cannot change to E6, but if I'm already on E6 when I get my Leaf, I can keep it. Could I change to E6 and then, a month later, install a charging station and keep E6?
Finally, a kicker, I'm probably going to install solar. I'm thinking of waiting until next year for that to spread out the federal tax credits. I'm thinking that with solar, it makes no sense to be on E9A due to the later peak period. I'd either want to go E6 or even stay on E1 just to chop off the higher post-baseline rates. What do you think?
If I do end up doing E6 with solar, maybe I should just bite the bullet and do the solar now? Do you know if the Ev and solar tax credits will carry over to next year if the credits happen to exceed my tax liability?
I realize that some of my questions depend of my specific situation. I'd appreciate any advice you can give.