When mine starts when the battery runs out the engine goes to around 1800 RPM. Even in a parking lot driving slow it sounds like I am trying to fly through the parking lot while coasting. I hate it and wish I could reprogram it to just idle like a normal engine.
My heat is a wood boiler, my stove is gas, and no heat pump. My ac is a 22seer variable speed. I designed the house around the solar because I knew from experience (14yrs of solar installs) what I needed to do.
For a lot of people it doesn't make sense to go off grid. For me it was a no brainer. I am in the solar industry so I have special pricing and was building a new house so I put it into my mortgage. Normal price for what I built would have been around 175k, I paid 90k.
I have been in the EV world since 2015. My wife bought a Leaf the same time we installed solar( I am in the industry and did it myself). We never paid a dime to charge her car when we were in that house due to credits we produced during the day. Fast forward to 2018 and I built a house and made...