Yes, I’m still here.
I’ve been busy with our ActiveE and have been on vacation on top of that… I promise at least two more ChargeIt! articles for two really great food AND charging facilities (here’s one of them – Gjelina at Electric Avenue in Venice). [Here’s the other Church and State – Mateo Street Charger, now caught up for the Great Food series.] However, trying to decide on whether to do the next article on joining the Solar powered movement.
Still haven’t received my “official” PTO, but I did notice an off-cycle close to my SCE account this past Friday (August 17) (when I logged in to my SCE account on Saturday) and followed up with a call to SCE on Saturday morning. According to the telephone representative my permission to operate (PTO) letter went out last week and I am now generating my own energy via the Solar Panels on the roof of the house.
Thanks to BMW and its partnership with Real Goods Solar, I was able to get a system at a bigger discount than I had originally negotiated with Solar City. But that will have to be the subject of a subsequent post. As well as updates to my Back of the Napkin Math series (1) and (2).
As those that have followed this blog, I’m not an “environmentalist”, I just like to save money. As long as one has a “long” view, the money savings will follow those that do things that are “environmental.”