Solar In Dublin Electric Vehicles



Public demand for power is greatest between 2PM-9PM... "PEAK DEMAND HOURS". 

If you can reduce your usage from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays, this rate plan may be best for you. Single meter for your home and EV charging. The price per kilowatt-hour varies depending on the time. Avoid charging during peak hours.

Solar allows us to sell high and buy back low. 

  1. Sell for as much as 51 cents
  2. Buy back for less than 15
  3. Smile

We bank electricity into PG&E grid from 7AM-9PM weekdays. This is when the sun is shining and electricity rates are higher. 

We are CREDITED real value at Time Of Use rates when we over-produce. 

WEEKDAYS: Summertime Rates introduced March 1st, 2019:

  1. 28 cents is 7AM-2PM.
  2. 51 cents is 2PM-9PM^. 
  3. 13 cents is 11PM-7AM.


3-7PM PEAK @ 51 cents /kWh

everything else on weekends and holidays is off peak.

  • 25% more costly for Summer electricity during daylight hours if you are renting from the grid. 
  • 53% increase in 2017 over 2016 sold in China. 777,000 new-energy vehicles—electrics and plug-in hybrids.
  • On PG&E's residential EV rate plans, customers pay the equivalent of $1.20 per gallon to charge their vehicle overnight. When you go solar, this cost is about half.

Less than 15 per cents kWh is our net buy back rate between 11PM-7AM. 

This includes 2 cents for NEM2 Non-Bypassable Charges

Even if you DO NOT charge your EV at home, solar + EV Rate Plan is a huge advantage:

  1. Typical Savings is over 30% immediately 
  2. The peak hours, when we would have paid 51 cents to purchase electricity is when we are allowed to over-produce and send the electricity into the grid at the higher reward rate. 
  3. We are allowed to buy it back in the nighttime or winter when rates are lower.

Know the rules...


  • Even if you DO NOT charge your EV at home, solar + EV Rate Plan is a huge advantage.
  • Grid electricity rates are higher in Summer than Winter.
  • 30 cents/kWh will be close to an average credit for solar electricity sent to grid in summer. 
  • In Off peak hours, on weekdays, solar is not producing. We buy electricity at night cheaper.
  • Daytime electricity will generally speaking, return 2 for 1 kilowatt hours between 11PM-7AM. 
  • We produce the electricity in the summer when its worth more and buy it back in the winter cheaper.
  • On PG&E's residential EV rate plans, customers pay the equivalent of $1.20 per gallon to charge their vehicle overnight.
  • Those without solar may not benefit at all or possibly pay more with EV Rate Plan
  • Summer sunny day energy is more expensive
  • Night time less expensive
  • Winter even cheaper

Time Of Use + Solar = $

  • In Peak hours, we buy or sell electricity for 51 cents per unit in the months of May through October with EV Rate Plan. Without solar, you will pay 51 cents to PG&E instead of much closer to off peak rates, as a solar wholesaler.

Time Of Use EV Rate Plan: 

Energy produced  from solar is typically FAR LESS COSTLY 

than renting electricity from a 100 years old grid. 

  • Solar array is designed to overproduce during the daytime in summer. 

Buy the energy back cheaper at night or winter.


  1. We do not produce electricity at night, so we buy back from grid when rates are lower.
  2. In the winter, we produce a fraction of what is produced in summer. We buy back from grid when rates are lower in winter.

  • Most, if not, all energy consumed during the daytime hours will direct from the sun. This is from solar instead of the 28 or 51 cents we would have paid for the hodgepodge of nuclear/coal/hydro, etc.. without solar.
  • In summer, our night time energy is purchased back from the grid at rates of :
  • 28 cents (9-11PM)  
  • 13 cents (11PM-7AM) or 

Winter Rates July 2019

  • 36 Peak
  • 22 Part Peak
  • 14 Off Peak

Above is referring to July 1st, 2019. 

All rates subject to change.