Smart Home Rate Frequently Asked Questions
When you enroll, you’ll receive a free Sunverge One solar battery (up to $20,000 value). This battery captures power strategically from your rooftop solar system and the grid. It’s connected to smart home software that dynamically provides you with the power when it’s most valuable. That could be when your electricity rate increases, when the power goes out, or when the sun isn’t shining.
The battery fits into a rectangular cabinet that is 76 inches high, 34 inches wide, and 14 inches deep. Solar batteries are typically installed indoors in a garage or utility room, or outdoors in an area where you might install an A/C compressor.
You can get up to $60 for signing up, participating in the program, and sharing your feedback via online surveys.
The Smart Home Rate includes three components:
- Supply Charge: Based on the total amount of electricity you use each month, billed at a new, variable price that will change over time as the supply and need for electricity in the region varies.
- Delivery Charge: Based on your maximum demand for electricity within any given 60-minute period from noon to 8 p.m. every day. It can be higher if you use many electric appliances and your A/C at the same time.
- Event Charge: During a peak “event,” you may pay a charge for your maximum electricity demand within any given 60-minute period.
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