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I'm sure this will get flamed, but similar to the Tesla vehicle price cuts, Tesla reduced its pricing on solar panels.

Offerings:
  • Small: 4.08KW is $10,000 upfront ($2.45/W), $7,600 after the federal tax rebate.
  • Medium: 8.16KW is $16,000 upfront ($1.96/W), $11,840 after the federal tax rebate.
  • Large: 12.24KW is $23,500 upfront ($1.91/W), $17,390 after the federal tax rebate.
  • X-Large: 16.32KW is $30,000 upfront ($1.83/W), $22,200 after the federal tax rebate.

Other Considerations:
  • In SoCal, these price points blow away what I've received in price quotes (lowest ever was $2.49 per watt).
  • Tesla will also custom size a system if you prefer something in between (they're currently sizing a 6KW system for me)
  • For some solar may not make fiscal sense, but if you live in an area that gets decent sun exposure, I would strongly consider it...especially at these prices.
  • I was originally considering Tesla Solar Roof as my roof was also in bad shape. Got a great price quote that was only $4K less than the cheapest solar + re-roof option out there...until Tesla came in and cut prices on solar panels!
  • If you own a Tesla, you can refer yourself for an extra $250 off.

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There is no price reduction. I checked six months ago for my scenario. I got the same price today.
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[*]In SoCal, these price points blow away what I've received in price quotes (lowest ever was $2.49 per watt).
you might be comparing tesla's 'after rebate' price to 'before rebate' price of others.
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Just FYI, twsla solar uses Chinese solar cells. Again I am not sure if that matters in terms of performance, reliability or longevity, but i just want to provide info for people so they can make their decision.
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There is no price reduction. I checked six months ago for my scenario. I got the same price today.
Hmm, I would check again because they have definitely reduced. Their original price point was $2.77 per watt.

Here's a link showing the price reductions over the years:

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/t...te.196782/

If you check the order page here [tesla.com], they show the price of each size system.
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Just FYI, twsla solar uses Chinese solar cells. Again I am not sure if that matters in terms of performance, reliability or longevity, but i just want to provide info for people so they can make their decision.
Great point. They use Hanwha solar panels. In terms of quality, they're still pretty good and they look good too (sleek, black profile), but they're definitely a Korean company.

Key difference to look for is module efficiency...I believe Hanwha panels are ever so slightly less efficient than LG or Panasonic (these brands tend to be top of the line).
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It's the same price for me as it was last october. Is there a coupon code i'm missing?
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I only need 12 arrays.
$10000 cash, $7400 after tax incentives. That's the same number I got last time after incentives. As for the panels, it's too bad Panasonic no longer makes them. Avoid Chinese made brand.
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So I'm clearly in the dark here, but when those panels saw "4.08kW", is that...per day? Per hour? Is there a unit of measurement here I'm not seeing?
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I was looking last week and it was 19,500 for around 7.8 and today its 16k for 8.1. Just made my solar roof vs solar tile decision harder
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after a year of installation, waiting time for repairs such a leaks ,failed inverter, etc can take months or years.some guy waited 18 months

I'm with sc since 2012 nothing but issues, getting worse since ts took over..if u have a leaks now u have to have roofer come give written estimate stating that leaks caused by solar.then ts will come take a look.and maybe they say is not their fault

tesla cars is great,stay away from tesla solar

buy tsla stock and buy from local solar installer.

even 80% off ,tesla will give u headaches for long time

u can google tesla solar complaints,or fb group/reddit
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It's the same price for me as it was last october. Is there a coupon code i'm missing?
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I only need 12 arrays.
$10000 cash, $7400 after tax incentives. That's the same number I got last time after incentives. As for the panels, it's too bad Panasonic no longer makes them. Avoid Chinese made brand.
Are you guys seeing this image? I wonder if they're doing a limited roll-out. Their original panels were 315W and they're now replacing them with 340W panels.

I assume you were originally looking for a 3.78KW system (their old "small" size). Their small system now updated to 4KW and for a slightly lower price (see attached image).
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Just FYI, twsla solar uses Chinese solar cells. Again I am not sure if that matters in terms of performance, reliability or longevity, but i just want to provide info for people so they can make their decision.
q-cell tsla uses got solar performance award for the last 3 years...definitely the best product on mkt now, also the most expensive one

btw 99.9999 % solor cells are made by handful chinese company...those non-china ones are just their ODM productsLMAOLMAOLMAO
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So I'm clearly in the dark here, but when those panels saw "4.08kW", is that...per day? Per hour? Is there a unit of measurement here I'm not seeing?
KW is a unit of measurement to measure power. The more important metric (in my not so educated opinion) is KWH. Try using the PVWatts calculator to see how much a 4.08KW system generates for your home (it depends on a few different factors like location, sun shade, roof pitch, etc.).

Here's another link that helps explain. [com.au]
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