Feb 27, 2022

Florida man bought Tesla storage batteries for his solar system, pays almost nothing to FPL

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Fred Closter doesn’t like Florida Power & Light.

When the Boynton Beach retiree spent $24,000 to install on the roof of his Boynton Beach home a year ago, he decided not to rely on the utility to power his home when the panels weren’t generating electricity at night and when it rains.

So he dropped another $16,000 on two large lithium ion batteries made by Tesla that can power the home for up to a day and a half if his panels aren’t producing. If a hurricane or other severe storm with the potential to create power outages approaches, the Closters’ solar provider, SunPower, will remotely direct the system to charge their batteries so their power won’t be interrupted.

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