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Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:22 am
Delivery Date: 07 Sep 2012
Leaf Number: 04630
Location: Pueblo, CO

Re: How big is your system?

Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:44 am

Went Solar w/SolarCity on 9/4/12 --- 3.6kW

Went EV with Nissan 9/8/12

Irrelevant, your appeal to my humanity is pointless.
Tesla 5.525kW + Dual PowerWalls
'14 Chevy Volt
'17 Chevy Bolt

Posts: 281
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:53 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Oct 2012
Leaf Number: 023874
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: How big is your system?

Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:40 pm

Have had a 6.5 kW DC system for 2 years. 28 x Sharp 235W mono panels, with 14 x Enphase D380 micro-inverters.
Using PG&E E-6, this system covers 85% of the electric bill for my very large house, 4700 sq ft, 4BR, 4.5 BA, with hot tub, sauna, dual central AC. The cost savings is about $4000/year. Remaining costs are about $700/year.

I am having another 12 panels installed, hopefully should be done tomorrow. Those are cheap Talesun 240W poly , with Enphase M190 micro-inverters.
This will bring the total to 9.46 kW DC . With the increased size, it is expected to cover 93% of the usage, and 96% of the bill. The only charges that would remain will be the meter charges and taxes of about $155/year. There would be about a negative $300 "true-up" at the end of the year, ie. a dollar credit that would be lost at the end of the year.

This will leave some room for charging a car about 5.5 kWh / day - more than that and there would be positive some electric charges on the true-up.
I would expect about 11 kWh/day usage if and when I get a leaf. If I charge at work half the time for free, this would mean net "free" charging.

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