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Nah, we need that Escalade EV they were talking about a few weeks ago. My wife wanted to get one, until a neighbor with one explained how much it costs to fill up and operate lol.

But I got a ton of solar... and I'm more than happy to pack that energy into a monster SUV battery heh.
 

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EV Escalade? I can only imagine how much something like that would cost. LOL! :oops:

Tahoe might be in the radar, at least.

 

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I also have solar, and an EV. I think net-metering eliminates my need for battery storage. My monthly electric bill shows that I am billed for the Net of kWh-Delivered (minus) kWh-Received. For example, last month those numbers looked like this:

kWhD 210
kWhR -422
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kWhN (212)

So I got a credit for 212 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
 

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I also have solar, and an EV. I think net-metering eliminates my need for battery storage. My monthly electric bill shows that I am billed for the Net of kWh-Delivered (minus) kWh-Received. For example, last month those numbers looked like this:

kWhD 210
kWhR -422
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kWhN (212)

So I got a credit for 212 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Congratulations - TN is not a Net Metering State. Last month, I Received 901 kWh @ $0.08 and Delivered 140 kWh @ $ 0.0277. My production was 1000 kWh and consumption was 1700 kWh, so I used about 850 kWh of free solar - but I still paid an electric charge of $ 72 and will get a deposit to my bank account of $ 3.88. The monthly "access" fee to the utility for the use of their lines to sell back to TVA is $ 13/month, so I lose money on the sale to TVA - but I saved $ 60 by not purchasing my total consumption to the utility. I'm satisfied and I may make a few dollars a year, but the payoff "promised" by the Solar installer isn't real in TN.
 

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I also have solar, and an EV. I think net-metering eliminates my need for battery storage. My monthly electric bill shows that I am billed for the Net of kWh-Delivered (minus) kWh-Received. For example, last month those numbers looked like this:

kWhD 210
kWhR -422
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kWhN (212)

So I got a credit for 212 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

Yeah net metering varies state by state... but even in California where things are usually thought of as "most green"... the public utilities commission is poised to effectively end net metering. They'll still have some form of net metering, but it will be so neutered and full of fees that it's actually worse to have net metering than absolutely no NEM agreement at all.


There are a ton of states that are slowly moving towards killing off solar net metering as well. Basically banking solar power onto on-site batteries (whether they be permanent fixtures of the home or an EV with or without vehicle-to-home discharge capability) will become a necessity.
 

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Depending how things go with the Silverado, the Tahoe is a strong contender to replace the RAV4 down the line. I love that with my solar system and EV I’m less worried about the size and efficiency of the vehicle.
 

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How soon after the Silverado EV could we see a Tahoe EV?
A Tahoe based on the Silverado styling and interior would be cool.
Before the Blazer and Equinox EVs were revealed I thought the Tahoe would be next after the Silverado. My guess now is that once those two get going along with the Silverado then it'll be the Tahoe's turn.
 
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