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Installed Solar System and Tesla Powerwall

Ronald Burton's picture
Owner, Fiburton LLC

Lineman 12 years with contractors. 30 years with electric utility.

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  • Oct 19, 2022

It has been said that solar cell will not work in Northeast Pennsylvania. I have set up my system as a virtual power system this summer. Using the Tesla Powerwall and setting it to 50% in the summer mornings. Our electric bill has been under $10.00 a month for June, July, August, and September. Also, I have banked 867 kwh to be used for the winter months and if the kwh is not used, I will be sent a check for unused banked kwh. Rates increased from .06 cents in June, to .08 cents in July and .10 cents in September. We have just installed a heat pump system that will be used to help heat and cool the home. Using my 3 cryptocurrency miners to produce passive income our electric bill is "0". I look forward to tweaking the heat pump system electric use to save energy this winter. We are sitting on Billions of Dollar$ of natural gas here in NE Pa. and don't have the infrastructure to supply gas to our home. I believe I made the right decision to go Solar. 42 years as a Lineman, retired now, building a virtual power system has become a nice hobby. Looking forward to add another Tesla Powerwall next year.


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