I'm a newbie and I just wanted to introduce myself.
Three years ago we installed solar panels and purchased only the amount we needed to cover our electric use at the time. A year later, I leased Marcello la Mia Mini Machina Piccola (my wonderful FIAT 500e). I thought we would need to buy at least one more panel for the house, but that has not been necessary.
My "true-up" month is July and every year, SDGE owes me money instead of the reverse, so I clearly can drive Marcello for free!
But what I love most is not spilling gas on myself or my fingers at the filling station!