Tesla Powershare Home Backup Installation For $9,082.00 In FV SoCal For My AWD: Too Much?

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It could be that Tesla is a hassle for them to deal with on the back end for things like acquiring the hardware. They might be adding a hidden surcharge for that. My business does that when dealing with certain government agencies where there will be hours of extra behind the scenes red tape and unnecessary meetings.
Could also be an added surcharge for dealing with Tesla customers…. 😂😂
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Could also be an added surcharge for dealing with Tesla customers like me…. 😂😂
That’s also true, I sometimes quote very high on PITA projects. I figure they’ll either find somebody else who wants to put up with hassle for less or else they’ll pay me so much that I don’t mind the hassle. How do you think I’m able to afford a Foundation Series? It’s not from the 95% of regular projects 🤣
 

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Was in the solar business for over a decade. Given that labor rates companies charge these days have often doubled from my time, $9k including a panel upgrade and what sounds like moving some loads to a subpanel is high but not unreasonable. However, there is a lot you haven't said about your current house electrical system that could be involved in. Best advice is to shop around.

Personally, i have an issue with Tesla's PowerShare setup and how they include it in Foundation series. Insufficient installation cost credit is part of it. However, my main issue is that, when we purchase a CT, we are buying a whopping big battery (compared to PowerWalls). We should be able to use that battery to "make money" from the utility by putting power into the home during peak/high rates and recharging the truck's battery at night during the low rates. This is often referred to as peak shaving. In theory, it is something the PowerWalls or CT batteries could do but, from what I currently read, don't.

For example, where I live in NorCal/PG&E, using 50% of the CT's battery (charging to 65% and discharging to 10%) would generate over $5,000 a year in electricity credits. Helps offset the high cost of the truck and gives the utilities what they claim they want to help the environment.
 

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Mine is AWD.


Any inputs?
My understanding is that Tesla has a list of approved installers. I’ve never seen it but that may help in getting another quote. With needing an upgraded panel, another quote could be the same but at least you’ll know.
 


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I wonder if anyone knows the maximum amperage that will be allowed to power your house through the V3 Gateway that comes with the Foundation series. I am being told it is 60 amp, but the CyberTruck is LRA 110. I would think 75- 100 amp. I am trying to learn before I let someone install the system for me. I get my quote for the install next week. The issue I also have is there is only one installer in Ohio, so they could charge whatever they want!
 

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I wonder if anyone knows the maximum amperage that will be allowed to power your house through the V3 Gateway that comes with the Foundation series. I am being told it is 60 amp, but the CyberTruck is LRA 110. I would think 75- 100 amp. I am trying to learn before I let someone install the system for me. I get my quote for the install next week. The issue I also have is there is only one installer in Ohio, so they could charge whatever they want!
48A at 240V is the max. Needs a 60A breaker.

Off topic, lyndhurst pickup?
 

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48A at 240V is the max. Needs a 60A breaker.

Off topic, lyndhurst pickup?
Yep, Lyndurst pickup.

I guess I won't be able to run two AC units - my upstairs and downstairs air conditioners at the same time if there is an outage :(

BTW, do you have your VIN or truck yet? I have a VIN and waiting on delivery dates.
 

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Yep, Lyndurst pickup.

I guess I won't be able to run two my upstairs and downstairs air conditioners at the same time if there is an outage :(
What did they tell you for ETA? I'm sure ours are travelling together. They told me due to arrive to them on the 27th.
 


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At that price, just get a Powerwall instead. $15k installed minus 30% tax rebate, and far far more useful than just the powershare alone.
 

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What did they tell you for ETA? I'm sure ours are travelling together. They told me due to arrive to them on the 27th.
I have not talked to anyone. My VIN ends in 37XX, yours? I heard they don't give you a delivery date until it is in the shop. Are you wrapping yours?
 

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At that price, just get a Powerwall instead. $15k installed minus 30% tax rebate, and far far more useful than just the powershare alone.
I am hoping the install for the gateway and wall connector will be under $2k, so that is a reasonable amount for just some level of backup. My meter and panel are on the same wall as my garage and same side as where the charger will go so very short runs. I believe I would need Three Powerwalls technically for my house. I did ask for an addon Powerwall 3 pricing.
 

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I have not talked to anyone. My VIN ends in 37XX, yours? I heard they don't give you a delivery date until it is in the shop. Are you wrapping yours?
they didn't give me a delivery date but they did give me the arrival time to the showroom. If you call I bet they'd tell you the same, but with higher accuracy than what I already know. If you do end up calling, let me know what they say.

36xx

Not wrapping, but I am doing full heat rejecting tint. I'm gonna do barkeeper's friend and protectaclear I think. I like the stainless look, just don't want it to get all gross between applications of BKF.
 

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they didn't give me a delivery date but they did give me the arrival time to the showroom. If you call I bet they'd tell you the same, but with higher accuracy than what I already know. If you do end up calling, let me know what they say.

36xx

Not wrapping, but I am doing full heat rejecting tint. I'm gonna do barkeeper's friend and protectaclear I think. I like the stainless look, just don't want it to get all gross between applications of BKF.
I just called, but I did not get to speak with the Lyndhurst store themselves I am guessing. However, they said my truck was in transit and they estimate early April for store delivery.

My wife likes the stainless steel look as well, but my biggest concerns are the staining from bugs and bird droppings. Also, I am worried about the salt given our winters. Where are you getting the tinting done?
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