Tesla Solar Panels
Let us understand in detail,
When you think of Tesla, you’re probably like everyone else, they get crazy 0-60s and electric cars with weird steering wheels and maybe some panel gaps, but there’s another big part of the company. That solar and fundamentally Tesla is mostly an energy company.
For them to reach their very well stated, goal of pursuing sustainable energy face to face is a big player like their overall portfolio. Its solar sounds interesting, if there was a tesla product, i have installed tesla solar in my house since 2017. I didn’t think much about my utility bill. I think, that ultimately the big one, that it’s worth it, I’m just going to go and spoil it yes for me it was a hundred percent worth.
How does Tesla Solar work?
What options do you have, and I’ll already say it’s almost all up to where you live, so for me I live in southern california my electric company is southern california edison. So my experience is based on those circumstances. Electricity prices vary depending on where you live, but that makes a lot of sense to me in Southern California.
Right now Tesla generally offers two solar options for residential stuff, you can get solar panels on your roof which is much easier and more popular, they also offer a solar roof. I actually used it on a solar roof, but I’ve actually been to a house before. I’ll link to where the solar roof was installed.
If you want to see it, you can probably guess, that it involves replacing your entire roof with these solar cells, it’s great technology, but it’s not the best option for most people, and for me while I was watching. Recently moved to a new house, the solar roof was not yet available, and after that I didn’t have that much money left, that I definitely didn’t need a new roof.
What did I do to buy it?
I opted for a little 11.3kW array on my roof and I added two Tesla Powerwall battery packs, each with about 13.5kWh, so I went with solar for the first time in 2017. They were essentially crazy tax incentives for installing solar, the more you made the bigger tax expense. The credit you got and can even change depending on where you live, it gets very hot. We run our air conditioning on at night to keep everyone nice and cool.
i drive too, so they were being charged, i in the summer months and you can see this bill from september 2017, that the electricity bill was getting as high as 540, and it’s the highest um ever was, but usually in the summer it went up to about 400, and then in the regular months it came to approx. Between 250 and 300 so it was very expensive. I wasn’t limiting my electricity use, there’s probably a lot I could do to change my lifestyle and limit that um.
Solr was a really good option to solve those problems. There are so many things I can do with this system, with it I can now power my whole house, in fact there is now an option inside a Tesla app, where I can take my whole house off the grid If I want, which is great, charge my Eevee I can store energy in the battery pack, extra stuff and I can also use solar power.
I’m generating this to sell back to the grid, which actually creates that negative power month end, negative 199 wasn’t typical at all as I was on vacation for a week so I headed home Wasn’t using anything, and it was all going back to the grid. This is more representative of my electric bill. Now sometime like 12 and usually between Rs 25 to 30 is all my bill.
this sounds great but the biggest question the heaviest question i have seen is how much did it all cost and was it worth it for that price so when i set up my system it was just under 50 of everything 000 for Now I just moved into the new house. I didn’t have fifty thousand dollars, so I opted to finance the system at a lower interest rate with no prepayment penalties, which equated to paying about $250 a month for the system. That means, whether I was paying for the solar array even on the least expensive month.
Does it depend on the state?
Normally I got a really big tax credit for what I was paying for my electricity, it was about 15 to twenty thousand dollars ago. So no one else was spending money, but I was saving money in the warmer months, at least I was breaking through in the winter months, and I’m not renting the system at all like some solar companies I have the panels and eventually when I pay.
With the rest of that loan I would become their one-time owner and be able to produce energy without any monthly payments and then in 2017 these were installed. It depends d on the state and where you live, but it made it really worthwhile, so if you take that 15 to 20 thousand dollars, I’ve saved that money. The cost of the whole system I know is about 30 or so if you return it.
I’m still saving money until I pay, a lot of things to really like about a computer First the build quality is absolutely excellent but a computer like this or a tablet like this however you like it Want to keep in my mind, it’s as good as the hinge if it has a weak hinge or ahhh, it can’t be adjusted. It’s not usable, it’s not usable on your lap.
It’s barely usable on a table, the hinge here is great, and obviously, that being a Windows computer it’s a multitasking beast, still Snap mode on Windows is probably my favorite thing to do, obviously. On the go, you can run as many apps as you want, you can run a ton of Edge tabs under Chrome tabs, and you’ll be all set to go, privacy here too, while the webcam is on the front with you. There is a small shutter that you can close to give a little more privacy and peace of mind.
Also it added a lot of equity to my house the exact dollar amount, the housing market is hard to gauge, but I believe, it has added at least fifty thousand dollars to the value of my house, so When I sold my house, I returned all that money, which leads to another big question. What I found was, how can I use these solar panels and electric walls as the most effective tools for me.
- The entire system runs through the Tesla app. Which is great, at least on iOS.
- The design and what a refresh system is doing, and I can even determine, is where the energy is going, so you’d think, that setup would be relatively simple during the day.
- Home with solar power and use batteries to power your home at night.
- While you certainly can, and sometimes I do, you can do a lot more with the system to get the most out of it, so I’m in Southern California again, Southern California Edison my There is electricity, provider I have the ability to sell the electricity back to them, and I know, some people don’t have that option.
- I have tried to sell maximum power to the grid and you get the most money for it during peak hours, so I have set up my system.