Years in business

> 20

Pros

Average cost per watt below industry average of 2.53

2.00

Cons

Review score is below industry average of 3.98

1.72

NABECP qualified installer

No

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Latest review
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Justin & Kristin 3 hours ago

Tesla has surpassed my expectations! The ease to sign up, clear communication, over communicate, and respect of your property! The Tampa crew, Brandon, Justin P, Kurt, and Jared, came out with a happy attitude, ready to work and willing to answer all our questions! This crew operated like a well oiled machine! I would recommend anyone in the Tampa area sign up today!!! Thank you again, Justin & Kristin

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Latest complaint

Bob W, 3 days ago

My building permit was rejected 4 times, and now after approval is on hold due to expired contractor's license! Tesla has given me a tentative install date of November, 2020. With 1-2 weeks for local inspection of the installation, combined with 6-8 weeks for FPL hookup to grid, I am looking at a January, 2021 completion of my system...1 month after 2020 tax credit expires. I started this process in June and was told to expect 6 weeks for installation. I am now looking at 7 months. Over promise and under deliver ALWAYS leads to frustrated customers! Honestly thinking of cancelling. After this experience, I don't trust that they know what they are doing, and my gut says I will have headaches for years to come due to roof leaks, or faulty equipment.

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Tesla Energy prices

Below we have published a current offer this company has on a 6.2kW installed system. This price includes standard installation only and is subject to a site inspection by the company.

The price quoted is after the 26% federal solar tax credit.

System size

6.2kW

Average cost per watt

$2.00

Net cost of system

$8,257 - $10,092

Average payback time

Annual power production

10,430 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

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Levelized cost per kWh is the cost of the solar system divided by the total number of kWh produced by a solar system over it’s lifetime.

4¢ kWh

If you don't get solar

54¢ kWh

Forecast average CA electric rates over the next 25 years

Installers description for their business

Tesla Energy is the renewable energy division of Tesla. Within it are two business units;

It competes closely with its rival Sunrun for the mantle of being the largest installer of residential solar power systems. It is the manufacturer of the Tesla Powerwall 2, arguably the leading residential energy storage solar battery solution on the market.

With its renewable energy solutions and its pioneering electric cars, Tesla has done more to fight climate change than any other company in the world. We here at SolarReviews have a positive bias towards supporting Tesla because of the alignment of their goals and ours to fight climate change on all fronts.

However, SolarReviews exists to provide neutral advice to homeowners considering solar and so the question we must restrict ourselves to is whether consumers should buy their solar panels from Tesla as opposed to other local solar companies.

There are several pro's to buying solar panels from Tesla namely:

Tesla solar panel prices are published online and you can sign up online; In July 2020 Tesla reduced their system prices and Tesla prices for residential solar systems are now really competitive. In fact, they are now cheaper than the market average; and Tesla makes the Powerwall 2 solar battery so if you decide to buy a hybrid system with battery storage there may be some comfort to know you are buying it directly from the manufacturer.

However, there is one major downfall to buying solar panels from Tesla. If you look at the reviews score of Tesla on ours and other reviews websites you will note that they are significantly lower than the average reviews score of local family-owned solar companies.

Solar panels are a unique consumer product in that they are designed to last 25-30 years and interact with the utility grid and the other electrical infrastructure within your home.

Although solar is very reliable, things do go wrong and where Tesla and other large corporate solar installation companies have fallen down is in a lack of after-sales service.

You only need to read through the reviews of companies like Tesla, Sunrun and Vivint to see that residential solar is really a business much better handled by smaller, local solar companies who are able to offer better after-sales technical support.

We remain hopeful that Tesla will find a way to improve this facet of their business but until such time as this is reflected in their consumer reviews, our advice remains that you should look for a well established local solar company when buying solar panels for your home.

 

 

Brands sold

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Address

1755 Iowa Street Building B, Riverside CA, 92507

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Inland Empire

1755 Iowa Street Building B, Riverside CA, 92507

Sacramento

2709 Academy Way, Suite 300, Sacramento CA, 95815

Stockton

2001 Arch - Airport Rd. Suite 300, Stockton CA, 95206

Atwater Village

5375 W. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles CA, 90039

Bakersfield

5206 Young Street, Ste C, Bakersfield CA, 93311

Foster City

391 Foster City Boulevard, Foster City CA, 94404

Fresno Armstrong Ave

651 N Armstrong Avenue, Fresno CA, 93727

Hawthorne

4884 W. 145th Street, Hawthorne CA, 90250

Irvine

2102 Alton Pkwy, Irvine CA, 92606

Livermore

1216 Stealth Street, Livermore CA, 94551

Martinez

187C Arthur Road, Martinez CA, 94553

Milpitas

418 South Abbott Avenue, Milpitas CA, 95035

Petaluma

1362 North McDowell Blvd, Suite A, Petaluma CA, 94954

San Diego

8225 Mercury Court, San Diego CA, 92111

San Fernando Valley

21040 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth CA, 91311

Santa Maria

1235 W McCoy Ln, Suite C, Santa Maria CA, 93455

Temecula

43320 Business Park Drive, Suite B104, Temecula CA, 92590

Victorville

18499 Phantom West, Suite 8, Victorville CA, 92394

Vista

2370 Oak Ridge Way, Vista CA, 92081

Beltsville

9000 Virginia Manor Road, Suite 250, Beltsville MD, 20705

Baltimore

336 Clubhouse Road, Hunt Valley MD, 21031

Wilmington Ballardvale

240 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington MD, 1887

Marlborough

24 St. Martin Drive, Building 2, Unit 11, Marlborough MA, 01752

Raynham

125 John Hancock Rd, Taunton MA, 2780

Mililani

599 Kahelu Ave, Mililani HI, 96789

Parker

15690 Parkerhouse Road, Parker CO, 80134

Portland

6132 NE 112th Ave, Portland OR, 97220

Albuquerque

8000 Bluewater Road NW Suite D, Albuquerque NM, 87121

Albany

326 Old Niskayuna Road, Suite A, Latham NY, 12110

Bethpage

15 Grumman Road, Bethpage NY, 11714

New Windsor

1073 Route 94, New Windsor NY, 12553

Austin

2301 Scarbrough Drive, Suite 340, Austin TX, 78728

Dallas

10430 Shady Trail, Suite 108, Dallas TX, 75220

El Paso Walter Jones

28 Walter Jones, Suite C, El Paso TX, 79906

Sugarland

7256 Sam Houston PKWY W, Houston TX, 77085

Blackwood

1001 Lower Landing Road, Blackwood NJ, 8012

Pine Brook

1 Chapin Road, Unit 4, Pine Brook NJ, 7058

Burlington

66 Bowdoin Street, Suite 200, South Burlington VT, 5403

Chicago

2201 Arthur Ave, Elk Grove Village IL, 60007

Hartford

714 Brook Street, Rocky Hill CT, 6067

Manheim

1170 Garfield Avenue, Suite #2, Lancaster PA, 17601

Norristown

2562 Boulevard of the Generals, Norristown PA, 19403

Pittsburgh

1 Herron Avenue, Emsworth PA, 15202

Fort Lauderdale

5350 NW 35th Terrace, Suite 100A, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33309

Orlando

8500 Parkline Blvd. Suite 100, Orlando FL, 32809

Tampa

5012 Joanne Kearney Blvd., Tampa FL, 33619

Phoenix

425 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix AZ, 85027

South Tucson

2901 E Elvira Road, #135, South Tucson AZ, 85756

Reno

1312 Capital Blvd, Suite 105, Reno NV, 89502

Las Vegas

7200 S Montessori, Suite 110/120, Las Vegas NV, 89113

Salt Lake City

313 West 12800 South, Draper UT, 84020

Seaford

178 Venture Drive, Seaford DE, 19973

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