Solar In Dublin Electric Vehicles



Public demand for power is greatest between 3PM-9PM... 

7 a.m. to Midnight is cheapest on weekdays. 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. On most days, charging during peak hours is unnecessary. If you are driving more on a particular day, your real cost will only be the wholesale cost which is usually 10-20 cents on a loan. This includes interest.

Solar allows us to sell high and buy back low. 

* 2020 worst case scenario=

  1. Sell for as much as 48 cents per kWh
  2. Buy back for 17
  3. Keep Smiling

No more unwanted surprises...

We plan to bank electricity into PG&E grid from 3PM-9PM weekdays. This is when the sun is shining and electricity rates are higher than unusual for most rate payers.. 

***  Less than 17 per cents kWh is our net buy back rate between Midnight-3PM. 

This includes 2 cents for NEM2 Non-Bypassable Charges

Even if you DO NOT charge your EV at home, solar + EV Rate Plan is mathematically and factually advantageous in most instances:

  1. Typical Savings is over 30% immediately before selling at a profit
  2. SELL HIGH!!!  48 cents+ per kWh is without solar peak hours what we would have paid. We SELL AT THIS RATE when we over-produce during sun hours.
  3. We buy it back cheap. This is in the nighttime or winter when rates are lower.

*2 cents a kW NEM 2.0 with PG&E

***as of 1/01/20120 PG&E Rate Plan


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

Compare TOU rate plans. EVA no longer available. If grandfathered previously, valid up to 5 years

Click above & compare EV rate plans. EV A no longer available. If grandfathered previously, valid up to 5 years (above is as of 4/1/2020)

Current Available EV Rate Plan is EV2 Rate Plan

  • In Peak hours, we buy or sell electricity for 48 cents per unit in the months of May through October with EV Rate Plan. Without solar, you will pay 48 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. 

EV2 Rate Plan

  • 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 37 or 48 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 :
  • 37 cents (9-Midnight)  
  • 17 cents (Midnight-3PM) or 

Winter Rates July 2020

  • 35 Peak
  • 34 Part Peak
  • 17 Off Peak

Above is referring to January 1st, 2020. 

All rates subject to change.