[RFI] Solar Panel RFI Update

Hare, Ed W1RFI w1rfi at arrl.org
Wed Oct 30 11:29:00 EDT 2019

Solar Edge has been pretty good about fixing these things, although it can be 10 weeks from first complaint to completed work. 

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From: RFI <rfi-bounces at contesting.com> On Behalf Of WW3S
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:47 AM
To: Dave Cole <dave at nk7z.net>
Cc: rfi at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] Solar Panel RFI Update

It’s not just the west coast.... I never thought I’d see it here in NW PA but now I have one directly across the street from me.....solar edge says they’ll be out as soon as they get the parts, not holding my breath.....

Side note: during WWII, we had a huge TNT plant built here.....why?!?! Because the meteorologists determined that our location was one of the cloudiest in the US and would prevent bombing raids....true story !!

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> On Oct 30, 2019, at 8:18 AM, Dave Cole <dave at nk7z.net> wrote:
> Tony,
> It is a crying shame you have to go through this...  My wife and I were considering a move to Arizona.  Among the reasons we did not move-- the number of solar installations in Arizona, there seems to be one or two, on every block.
> I would rather fight the grow lights in Oregon, than the solar in Arizona, as there appears to be far more Solar installations in Arizona, than grow lights in Oregon.
> Thank you for posting these updates, it helps others, and it has helped me to decide where to live...  THANK YOU, and sorry you have to go through this...
> 73, and thanks,
> Dave (NK7Z)
> https://www.nk7z.net
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> ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources
>> On 10/29/19 11:25 PM, Tony wrote:
>> All:
>> Quick update regarding my RFI case with SolarEdge:
>> My neighbor contacted Tesla to negotiate the removal of his leased solar panels for various reasons, one of which being the RFI that's been affecting my station since 2016.
>> They said they would remove the system for the reasons he mentioned if he agreed to pay for the remainder of his 20 year contract which is about $24,000. They went on to say that the RFI issue is a "neighbor dispute" and neither Tesla or the manufacturer SolarEdge bear any responsibility for the interference.
>> There was no mention of FCC compliance or the fact that I filed a complaint with SolarEdge in 2016 which is on record with Tesla. To add insult to injury, I was told that Tesla has been dragging their feet for months before they act on a request from SolarEdge to provide a crew so that they can resolve the issue.
>> Needless to say, it's a shame there isn't any recourse to hold Tesla liable not acting in good faith. I filed a complaint with the FCC several months ago which I'm hoping will yield results.
>> Tony -K2MO
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