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Apparently Alex lives off the grid the major of the year. This video goes over his solar and battery set-up. As well as challenges charging your car using solar. As someone that worked as a Mechanical Engineer at a Fuel Cell company nice to see power consumption for different home appliances compared to charging an EV.

 

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Thanks, good video. When I was looking to buy solar panels I went deep into the weeds trying to figure everything out. I did all sorts of calculations of my usage including adding estimate for an EV (didn't account for a 2nd EV though if I get my wife one). I had it all calibrated great and then my mother-in-law moved in (I think she is mining bitcoins in her room). And then WFH also happened (although that is offset by less charging to the car).

I don't have any battery back-up since with net-metering, I get paid more for each kWh I send LADWP during the day than I pay for the kWh during off-peak. (I did think about how I am likely charging my car with non-renewables, however, on the flip side, someone is using my excess solar capacity to power their home that would have been powered by the same non-renewable sources).
 

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I've been waiting for a fuel cell vehicle for a very long time. I finally gave up and am going this ID.4 route. But here's hoping one day ...

[Note: I recognize that we will need a hydrogen delivery infrastructure, but then we didn't have much of an electric one until recently.]

I've appreciated Alex's reviews for some time now and Yes he lives up a long dirt road and mostly off the grid.

... As someone that worked as a Mechanical Engineer at a Fuel Cell company nice to see power consumption for different home appliances compared to charging an EV.
 
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