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  1. Question for homeowners who installed and use their solar systems. We are planning to install a whole-house solar system Not quite entirely off-grid setup (will keep CFE meter and account as a fallback option). Wondering what is involved in maintaining the solar system? How often? Can we be away for months at a time, with only the cleaning lady and the gardener visiting the property regularly? What are the most likely things, if anything, that can go wrong during our absence?
  2. I know this topic has been covered here already, I've been reading through some great discussions regarding Solar PV setup and usage in Mexico. I want to be 100% sure regarding my understanding of my CFE bill. I have a large solar array (5kw system - 20 panels @ 250watts each) with inverter (outback) and battery backup. Unfortunately I've been unable to get anyone reliable to setup and care for the system to ensure it's producing and topping off batteries and putting power back into the grid. Our goal has always been to use a little power from CFE as possible and be as close to "net neutral" as possible. I have had 5 different companies come out and inspect the system and offer their proposals. I have also had a company service the system recently and replace the Outback Inverter, telling me that it was not working. So in short, very frustrated, very expensive, no results and expensive CFE bills. From what I understand after looking at my CFE bill.. I am not selling any power back to CFE. Is this correct?
  3. I'm trying to stay home these days as I'm an older diabetic. I need to pay 3 CFE accounts online. Someone suggested XOOM. It set up easily with my PayPal. But when you pay bills with XOOM, even if it knows you are paying a specific CFE account in Mexico, XOOM wants to know the name and address of the business you are paying. What do they need for this? Is it a local CFE office, or the rather long address on the top front of my CFE bill? That address is starts off: CFE Suministrador de Servicios Basicos, Rio Rodano No. 14, colonia Cuauhtémoc, ........ Sure could use some help on this. I know many of you pay your CFE bills with XOOM. Thanks in advance.
  4. I am going to CFE Chapla to sign up today. I just received my Temporal Visa yesterday and will be moving into a condo in Ajijic this weekend. With all that is involved in moving here I forgot to sign up at CFE till now. Can someone please tell me what will be needed? Will I need the rental contract, Visa, Passport, and deposit or anything else? Thanks!
  5. Here's the issue. A neighbor across my street had the CFE and a private contractor remove a street light on the street on a cement pole that was adjacent to his/her property and had a more powerful one constructed directly across in front of my house (closer to some up street lights) where the light shines directly in my windows.. No privacy. I can't even use the roof which we use regularly for additional living space because the light is so near and intrusive in addition to the light shining in my indoor rooms. The neighbor was almost belligerent to me because I asked about the light and told me it was because it interfered with their view and they put in a work order. They are also moving the cables (I guess) from one side to my side of the street. I am furious that you can just do this with the CFE without at least a petition or something from neighbors and for just a frivolous reason. The light was not even in front of their house, (it was at the back of a neighbor's house which is faced away from the light) and while he/she said they are paying for it and their private contractor is doing other adjustments, I just don't see how as ex pats they can get the CFE to just move street lights around for their view. The original light never shined into their house or was even in front of their view (more right angles) because their house is set a fair distance back from the street while my house is only a few feet from the street. No sarcasm please.
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