Emporia Energy for your Home!

Emporia Energy – Finally! Personal Power – Smart Home Energy Management!

You know you have made it to the future when you see and use the products, services and support Emporia Energy has to offer.  I am just blown away at how good their Support via chat is.  It’s fast, it’s good,  and they know their companies products.  I am using their Energy Monitors, Smart Plugs, and Energy Management and they work great and supply lots of information and functionality.

EV & V2X Chargers – I am sure the EV charger works fine.  What I am really looking forward to is the V2X Chargers that will let just about all EV’s act as a battery backup for your home!  Their Home Batteries appear to be small enough that one should be a decent price.  You will be able to stack up to 6 of them and with the ability to use your EV as a backup battery you might only need one of their backup batteries.  It will be interesting to see how well their systems integrate with existing Tesla, GM, Ford, and other home energy systems.  Also if they can be independent of the of the grid and function as stand alone systems.

Life just keeps getting better and Emporia Energy is proving it!




Kia EV6 and V2L

André Laurence, of EV-olution is seen here running V2L tests  on a Kia EV6

As an RV’er this is interesting as it indicates you can plug your RV directly into the Kia EV6 using the V2L (vehicle to load) adapter to power your RV during dry camping and get at least some useability.

It looks like the V2L could be used to connect directly to an RV you just need to only run one or two things at a time. Appliances like AC units and electric space heaters cannot be used at all and that’s ok as long as you know what appliances you can use and when and how to use them.

It really helps those of us with RV’s see we are slowly getting to the place with EV cars and trucks to eventually power the RVs for days of dry camping. Even the RVs are slowly heading in the electric mode and eventually will help increase the driving range. The overload reset tests are good to know nothing in the Kia EV6 will be destroyed just need resetting. If we are doing one or two things at time, we can do most of what we need. The trucks like Ford F150 EV and Chevy Silverado EV will do more and still a learning curve there too.
We are on the road to progress!

Mercedes AVTR

World’s Coolest Concept Car! – Mercedes AVTR

EV’s are changing fast and getting to this one will not be fast enough for those that can afford this all electric EV!  Manifestations all start with a dream and there is a dream team at Mercedes that did a lot of dreaming on the AVTR.  Watch it, love it, and just dream about driving it!

Solar Rights

Solar Rights Alliance – We have a suggestion!

Utility Companies – Get into the Rooftop Solar Game!
Utility companies nationwide are already contracting companies to build them very large ground based solar to feed their company client’s power.  They are already in the solar game!  So why are they fighting Rooftop Solar.  Because they are not in the rooftop solar game and have failed to understand how they can make money in the Rooftop Solar game?

An idea whose time has come!
Solar Leasing
is how Utility companies can generate income from Rooftop Solar.   The fear that utility companies have is that they will be out of business if rooftop solar takes over as everyone will want to be off grid.  The truth is utility companies will go out of business if they do not get in the rooftop solar game.  Elon Musk is a perfect example of how a utility company is born and raised without the need for the grid.  We are not saying we want or need to eliminate the grid.  In some cases we might always need the grid and preferably if it was all buried underground.  Underground is safer, looks better, stops wildfires, and is unfortunately three times the price of above ground.  Three times the price is not so bad if you need way less grid transmission lines due to rooftop solar especially using rooftop solar mini grids.   Utility companies can contract solar installations using all the existing solar companies doing the work but the utility companies pay for their share of installations and then lease out their share of rooftop solar as usual to residential and business locations.  Once the 25 year lease ends the solar might be getting close to needing a replacement and the lease can be renewed or extended.  The same goes for batteries or any other technology  that holds power as a backup.

Federal and State Governments – You need to require that utility companies provide some percentage of clean energy from specifically rooftop solar.  Once that process has begun they can increase the percentage requirements over time.  All Federal and State tax incentives should be there for utility companies, residential and business rooftop solar.  Also competitive rates from different companies to encourage higher returns for rooftop solar power returned to the grid.  This will now also benefit the utility companies as well because they are now included in the rooftop solar game!

Our suggestion?  Fill out the form and donate to any company like Solar Rights Alliance that passes your request to state agencies to mandate utility companies to get into the Rooftop Solar Game!

PG&E claims home solar is racist, wants to gut program

Full Article – I am sure if you checked PG&E most of their Investors are white, so stop the race card.  That is just another smoke screen.  The entire United States power grid is Betamax, VHS, and Blockbuster old technology whose time has past.  Decentralized Rooftop Solar for home and business puts an end to transmission lines which is 70% of everyone’s electric bill.  Of course all utility companies want to stop Rooftop Solar as it is putting them out of business.  Are we putting an end to fossil fuel?  Yes, and for a good reason, it’s killing all life on planet earth.  Have transmission lines killed people? Yes, from all the downed transmission lines that start fires.  Burying the transmission lines in the ground will cost three times a much.  Replacing transmission lines with Rooftop Solar as much as possible solves many problems.  Utility companies need to move into and expand on Rooftop Solar as a source of their income or go out of business.  Pure and simple!  Tesla is becoming a utility company with no transmission lines.  If Tesla can do it so can the current utility companies.  The government can help this transition with their usual tax incentives.

What’s The Best EV?

Great video review!  It’s worth your time to do the research.  For the last 12 years we have only leased EV’s as they change so fast and it’s all so new the last thing we want is to get stuck with one we really do not like.  We recently did a 2 year lease on a 2021 Nissan Leaf.  It might go 150 miles on a single charge but when you try to fast charge it the batteries get hot and the car goes into slow mode due to overheating.  It ok for driving around town but long distance, forget it.  Next for us will most likely be this 2022 Mustang Mach-E.  Watch this review and see.  It looks like the next best for us for a few years.  FYI using a C-Corp you can lease any car for your business and never have to waste your time tracking mileage, business trips, or anything else as long as it’s your second car.  You just write off the full lease amount per year and that is it!  Why spend more time dealing with tax reporting.

2022 F-150 Lightning

Finally! An EV that will Power your home when the grid goes down!
Let games begin!  Full article here 2022 F-150 Lightning – looks great!

2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum, Lariat, XLT. Pre-production model with available features shown. Available starting spring 2022.

Super Powers Only Electric Can Deliver
F-Series, America’s best-selling truck for 44 years1, charges into the future with the F-150 Lightning, elevated by all the advantages of electrification and packed with connected technology. F-150 Lightning is a powerhouse that delivers a targeted 563 horsepower and 775 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any F-150 ever – an exhilarating drive, a high-tech frunk, and the ability to power your home if needed.

It’s the Shits – Septic Genie

Happy Recovery! 2021 – from Covid Lockdown! – Full Article here

We are getting closer to SB REIA Meetings at the Marriott!

It’s looking like September might be the big reopening! So stay tuned!

In the meantime let’s do some cleaning up!  Obviously most people will not have to deal with septic tanks, leach lines, or dry wells, as most people live in the city.  We all do have one thing in common.