Use your monthly reports!

I take the bus, train, or ride my bike to work (in decent weather), and rarely drive. When I do drive to work, it is only a 10 mile round-trip commute. I use my EV on the weekends mostly, AND I’m so lucky to have free Level 2 EV charging stations ~1 block from my home, my office, and my favorite coffee shop and at the park where I run/exercise. So at this point, I rarely charge at home.

BTW, I just received my Federal tax credit for purchasing my EV (since I purchased it in early Dec 2018) and got a $6,035 tax return check!!! …all due to the EV Fed tax credit which maxes out at $7,500, but since I don’t make enough money that I pay $7,500 in Fed tax, I only got the $6K…but I’m not complaining!! :slight_smile: So, it is REALLY true! The Federal EV tax credit exists…for now!!! (I’m a bit cynical and paranoid that I don’t really believe these things are going to work out, until I actually see the check in the mail!! LOL.) The NY State EV credit is not regressive (not based on income), nor required filing and waiting for a tax return, since $2K was simply, automatically taken off the price of the car when I purchased it.

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I believe you can roll the additional $1500 into next years taxes, at least I think I remember reading that somewhere.

I am pushing my company to install some EV charging spots so I can charge at work. :slight_smile:

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My March report:

So excited to get over 40% Solar in March, in BUFFALO!! (BUT, this may be a result of “We broke the planet weather.” :anguished::confused:)

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My April report:


69% provided by Solar in April, in BUFFALO??! I’m still surprised, did not expect this.

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My home is an energy pig but I haven’t paid an electric bill in 9 months AND the power company owes ME $650!

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You are guys aren’t even trying…this is what a real Always On looks like :wink:

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:crown:

I’m going to have the company build me a crown out of CT sensor cables.

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Wow, my car has more usage than @RyanAtSense has used. But my solar makes up for it!

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Here is mine. Still working on the AO numbers.

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Here’s my April Report.

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The benefits of apartment living with no washer/dryer and no kids! But I do pay $.24/kWh and have electric heat, so my bill still gets pretty high in the months where I have to heat the place.

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So…4% of the people in Mass. have a lower AO than you? That seems amazing to me, do you have a community wide lowest number? Sense is 3-5 so it can’t be less than that.

Yup, 4% lower than me it seems. We do have a lot of users in MA, so not super surprising. As for a low, not a really great one, but I’d imagine there’s some folks out there with AO < 20W. If I reduced purely to Sense and my networking equipment, I’d be barely over 20W. There’s probably a realistic minimum around there, since some networking equipment is necessary.

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@dwleckie How many solar panels so you have in your system? I only have 10.

Will the Electric Company eventually cut you a check?

@mmilligan.
My system is 15kW dc - 46 panels. The utility cut my first check 2 weeks ago. It’s supposed to be annually at the December bill.

The laws there change based upon which state you live in as to how that works. In my case any additional balance beyond the billed amount carries to the proceeding month, then they are required to pay out annually at wholesale prices (pennies on the dollar). Check out the net metering laws in your state.

Installed Time: 5 full months ago
Devices Detected: 14

My May 2019 report:

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Installed time: A little over 2 years but reset it April 22, 2019
Devices Detected: 16 (2 detections + 14 smart plugs)
House is 1450 sq. ft. and it’s just me living here.

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I’d love to know how you’re getting that dark theme. From your email client, I presume? It looks nice.

I love the Spring. No heating. No cooling. Note that my AO isn’t entirely accurate. I let my home be a guinea pig for some bug testing. It should be closer to 50W.

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