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Cant be fully offgrid and in fremont (unless we got BS’ed) you cannot store power directly from solar.. any battery storage can only be hooked up to the PGE breaker box. Our company declined to provide a solar inverter that has battery hookups. what this means is in case of power outage even though the panels are producing the juice is going nowhere.

That’s hardly a penalty and entirely fair. There’s a lot of maintenance and upkeep required to maintain the grid, so the $14 is quite fair. I’m on the E6 tier so also have time of use rate, which is far far more generous to solar users in that we’re effectively paid 3x a rate for any electricity generate during the 12-6 peak hours and pay the significantly lower rate for the off-peak hours when people are generally home.

Several companies do allow you to hook up battery packs to your panels, namely Solar City. And in case of power outages no, your panels are not producing. That’s a safety requirement for all panels connected to a grid – they need to shut down any feed back to the grid for obvious safety reasons. We can’t have random workers electrocuting themselves. Lastly, if you managed to have access to some degree of electricity during outages you should have opted for a standard string-inverter. SMA includes an outlet to allow usage directly from the panels even during outages, feeding solely to it and not the grid.

That’s hardly a penalty and entirely fair. There’s a lot of maintenance and upkeep required to maintain the grid, so the $14 is quite fair. I’m on the E6 tier so also have time of use rate, which is far far more generous to solar users in that we’re effectively paid 3x a rate for any electricity generate during the 12-6 peak hours and pay the significantly lower rate for the off-peak hours when people are generally home.

Several companies do allow you to hook up battery packs to your panels, namely Solar City. And in case of power outages no, your panels are not producing. That’s a safety requirement for all panels connected to a grid – they need to shut down any feed back to the grid for obvious safety reasons. We can’t have random workers electrocuting themselves. Lastly, if you managed to have access to some degree of electricity during outages you should have opted for a standard string-inverter. SMA includes an outlet to allow usage directly from the panels even during outages, feeding solely to it and not the grid.

We did ask for an inverter that will allow access to power directly from the solar inverter.. but were told PGE and City regulations do not allow that. maybe just stories we were told maybe there is still hope.. the solar edge inverter seems to have the option to hookupto something….

Cant be fully offgrid and in fremont (unless we got BS’ed) you cannot store power directly from solar.. any battery storage can only be hooked up to the PGE breaker box. Our company declined to provide a solar inverter that has battery hookups. what this means is in case of power outage even though the panels are producing the juice is going nowhere.

That’s hardly a penalty and entirely fair. There’s a lot of maintenance and upkeep required to maintain the grid, so the $14 is quite fair. I’m on the E6 tier so also have time of use rate, which is far far more generous to solar users in that we’re effectively paid 3x a rate for any electricity generate during the 12-6 peak hours and pay the significantly lower rate for the off-peak hours when people are generally home.

Several companies do allow you to hook up battery packs to your panels, namely Solar City. And in case of power outages no, your panels are not producing. That’s a safety requirement for all panels connected to a grid – they need to shut down any feed back to the grid for obvious safety reasons. We can’t have random workers electrocuting themselves. Lastly, if you managed to have access to some degree of electricity during outages you should have opted for a standard string-inverter. SMA includes an outlet to allow usage directly from the panels even during outages, feeding solely to it and not the grid.

That’s hardly a penalty and entirely fair. There’s a lot of maintenance and upkeep required to maintain the grid, so the $14 is quite fair. I’m on the E6 tier so also have time of use rate, which is far far more generous to solar users in that we’re effectively paid 3x a rate for any electricity generate during the 12-6 peak hours and pay the significantly lower rate for the off-peak hours when people are generally home.

Several companies do allow you to hook up battery packs to your panels, namely Solar City. And in case of power outages no, your panels are not producing. That’s a safety requirement for all panels connected to a grid – they need to shut down any feed back to the grid for obvious safety reasons. We can’t have random workers electrocuting themselves. Lastly, if you managed to have access to some degree of electricity during outages you should have opted for a standard string-inverter. SMA includes an outlet to allow usage directly from the panels even during outages, feeding solely to it and not the grid.

We did ask for an inverter that will allow access to power directly from the solar inverter.. but were told PGE and City regulations do not allow that. maybe just stories we were told maybe there is still hope.. the solar edge inverter seems to have the option to hookupto something….