Sorry for the late reply. I wanted to follow up and see if I could be of any help. I found an article with more details. Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.
This article isn't super helpful.
One, it doesn't show any way to let my thermostat know whether I have solar panels or not; thus, since in my area grid power is "dirty" during a period I'm exporting power to the grid, the thermostat will try to shift power into another timeframe when I really need it to prioritize using power during the period I'm exporting power.
Two, it says "put in your rate code," to help the thermostat prioritize properly, but there are multiple copies of my rate code in the table. For example, the list I have to choose from is the following six choices:
So how do I fix these problems so that my thermostat prioritizes my energy properly?
I know it has been a while, but I wanted to ensure that everything is covered here.
Thanks for assisting, Jake.
Are you still getting the same report? Also, could you please tell us when and who installed your solar panels?
6767 Territorial St, Las Cruces, NM 88012
Installed my 24-panel solar system. I've had it for 4 years, annual electric charges are very close to $0.00. I'm looking at batteries and I'm sure I'll work with Manny for the upgrade.
Nest still doesn't appear to have any way to let my thermostat know that I have solar panels. Thus, since in my area grid power is most "dirty" during the mid-day hours (i.e., the exact time I have maximum availability of 100% green energy from my panels), the thermostat tries to shift power into another timeframe when I want it to do the opposite: prioritize using power during the mid-day peak solar hours.
Second problem: it says "put in your rate code," to help the thermostat prioritize properly, but there are multiple copies of my rate code in the table. For example, the list I have to choose from is the following six choices:
My rate is R-TOU, but there are two copies of R-TOU on the list, so which should I pick?
So how do I fix these problems?
Looks like our solar systems are almost identical. Enphase control system, microinverters, 24 Toshiba panels, Manny was my contractor. I posted a similar question about 3 years ago and never really got an answer. I checked and found this article. https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/10975756?hl=en
"Energy Shift" may allow some control, but it's packaged as part of the Renew $10 a month service. extensions. I'll read it again to make sure of what it will do. "Gillette marketing", give them the razor sell them the blades for life.
California just junked net-metering cut by 80%. I'll be talking to Manny about a battery add-on, Enphase is pretty good on the technology so maybe they'll have Lithium Iron cells when I need to upgrade, jim (at) effects (dot) com.