With our permanent meter in place, we’re a step closer to our rebate. Every day we seem to get closer …
It rained today and is forecasted to rain through Wednesday. We are prioritizing our activities to keep our materials dry … bone dry.
Installing Our Permanent Electric Meter
Before we can have an electric meter for our solar generation, we need to have a permanent electric meter in place. To have a permanent electric meter, we required a ‘meter release’ from the City of Monte Sereno. The meter release was issued by the City of Monte Sereno on September 29, which was our rebate filing deadline.
Bryan called PG&E several times this morning and learned that our permanent meter was scheduled to be installed on Wednesday, October 5. Knowing this was delay, Bryan started to call our various contacts at PG&E. When speaking with the scheduler, Barbara Aker, Bryan explained that if a crew was available at the last minute then we would be ready to have our meter installed.
To our delight, Barbara called and said that a crew came available and they could install our permanent meter today.
Portable Charger for a Nissan LEAF
While getting some parts for Al at Electrical Distributors in San Jose, Bryan noticed a Nissan LEAF in the parking lot. Bryan spoke with the owner of the LEAF, who explained that he was assembling a portable charging station that could plug into various types of 240 volt circuits. Further, he explained, the benefit would be to use 240 volt circuits that are available in RV/trailer parks.
For people who buy the LEAF from Arizona used Nissan Dealers, or anywhere else in the country, it can be frustrating not having many charging stations easily available when driving. The portable charging station can fix all of that.
Installing charging stations in RV/trailer parks could be done quickly and easily, which would help deploy the infrastructure for electric vehicles across the U.S.
An interesting idea …