Driving through Umbria and Le Marche you will see lots of solar panels. Plenty of sun in the centre part of Italy and programs by the European Union gave solar power a boost.
After lengthy consultations with them bought 16 panels of 327W each, so we doubled our total capacity to 10 kW. More than enough to cover our own needs. Fortunately the Tesla 2 battery that can store up to 13,5 kWh just became available on the Italian market. After some trouble getting the whole system up and running we started charging the battery in October 2017. With this system we only need the grid for peak hours and as a matter of fact most of the time we deliver back to the energy provider ENEL.
The Tesla App gives you information what’s going on in and around your house. It’s simple to use and shows you how much power your panels produce, what your level of energy consumption is, if the battery is charging or discharging and if you are using or feeding the grid.
After a couple of weeks we had charts that gave us a lot of information like these screenshots of a random day in October are showing:
Around eight o’clock am the panels start producing energy for the house and, if it’s more than we need, for the battery. Around 2 o’clock the battery is full, so the remainder of the power goes to the grid. Looks like we’ll have an enormous surplus in summer that we rather not sell back to the grid at a very low price. So now we need to start looking for a battery on wheels! Maybe a Tesla Model III?
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