What will be the source of electricity for your Leaf ?

Solar
46%
118
Green Power from Utility
14%
36
Utility Power
40%
102
Others
1%
2
 
Total votes: 258
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evnow
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Poll : How will you power your LEAF ?

Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:40 pm

Seriously, I can't believe we haven't had this poll before.

What is the source of electricity you plan to use to power Leaf ? Select your default powering situation (i.e. at home for most people). If you plan to install PV at home in the near future, select Solar.
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Re: Poll : How will you power your LEAF ?

Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:08 pm

evnow wrote:Seriously, I can't believe we haven't had this poll before.

What is the source of electricity you plan to use to power Leaf ? Select your default powering situation (i.e. at home for most people). If you plan to install PV at home in the near future, select Solar.
It might be interesting to follow up with a poll that queries people about what the grid mix is where they are, or even one about whether they know what the grid mix is and/or how interested they are in what that mix actually is.

Here's one source for people to look at grid mix:

http://www.getenergyactive.org/fuel/state.htm

Here's another one:

http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-a ... clean.html

I've also done a set of rankings based on the data from GetEnergyActive.Org, with top 10 clean, top 10 dirty energy states here:
http://solarchargeddriving.com/evs-a-ph ... tates.html
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LakeLeaf
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Re: Poll : How will you power your LEAF ?

Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:16 pm

Apparently I'll be enlisting the local squirrel population :)

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Re: Poll : How will you power your LEAF ?

Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:21 pm

I chose "Green Power from Utility". I'm paying Green Mountain for 100% Wind - however, I know my house is actually fed by a natural gas plant.
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Spies
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Re: Poll : How will you power your LEAF ?

Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:04 am

I plan to install a PV system at some point in the future and will update my vote when it is done.

As far as the "Green Power from Utility" choice is concerned I was told I was not eligible the last time I checked with PG&E. Something to do with already being on the E9 rate. I really should look into it again. I was even on their greenhouse gas offset program "Climate Smart" for a while but they kicked me off that too.

So for now I just picked "Utility Power"
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akohekohe
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Re: Poll : How will you power your LEAF ?

Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:10 am

I sort of overbuilt my PV system so I needed to get an electric car so I can avoid giving the utility free power via the net metering agreement. So I'm glad the LEAF is out now. Should take delivery in February. On the plus side the car seems like a lot of fun to drive ...

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planet4ever
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Re: Poll : How will you power your LEAF ?

Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:23 am

I marked solar, but I'm not sure it's fair to say that. I've had solar for four years, and it is supplying about 2/3 of our electricity. When I add the LEAF the marginal amount will all come from PG&E, not our solar panels.
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turbo2ltr
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Re: Poll : How will you power your LEAF ?

Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:29 am

Wow I didn't realize so many people had solar. Kinda bummed I don't have the cash for a system right now.
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Gonewild
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Re: Poll : How will you power your LEAF ?

Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:57 am

You can lease a system from Solarcity. I know someone who is leasing for 20 yrs for $5k or $7k not sure. It is a one payment lease.
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Re: Poll : How will you power your LEAF ?

Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:05 am

If your utility doesn't offer renewable power, you could always do a carbon offset (like TerraPass) which helps fund the development of renewable energy generation projects.

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