Tesla Energy

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Updated: 28 September 2022

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3.02 from 800 Reviews

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Tesla Energy is the renewable energy division of Tesla and within it are two business units.

It competes closely with 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 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.

There are several advantages of buying solar panels from Tesla, namely their pricing for cash-purchased systems - which are now very competitive - and their Powerwall 2 solar battery. If you decide to buy a hybrid system with battery storage, there may be some comfort in knowing you are buying it directly from the manufacturer.

However, our experience in the solar industry leads us towards having a strong preference for local solar companies over large corporations when it comes to the purchasing of solar panels. Solar panels are a unique consumer product in that they are designed to last 25-30 years, and they interact with the utility grid as well as the other electrical infrastructure within your home.

Although solar is very reliable, things do go wrong. Where large corporate solar installation companies have traditionally lacked is in their after-sales service and after-sales technical support dealing with these issues. 

Prior to September 2020, Tesla had a reviews score on our site of less than 2 out of 5. However, since then, there has been a strong influx of positive reviews for the company and their overall reviews score has improved substantially. Almost all of these reviews have been from customers who had recently purchased a system, so it remains unclear if Tesla has only improved their sales and installation process, or whether their overall customer service to older customers has improved, as well. 

The difficulty that Tesla Energy faces with rolling out localized after-sales customer service over such a wide geographic area is significant. Perhaps not dissimilar to the same problem they will face with their iconic electric cars. Cars will get old and need servicing. Will Tesla be able to do this as well as brands with localized dealerships? It may very well be that Tesla can solve the localized customer service challenges in both the solar and the automotive sectors in the years to come. If they can, it will be a momentous achievement.

However, at this time, our advice remains that you should look for a well-established local solar company when buying solar panels for your home. If you wish to use the market-leading Powerwall battery, then it may be wise to consider purchasing it through a local solar company rather than through Tesla directly. It may cost a little more, but could also give you better access to localized support for your entire system. Given the system will be up and running for 25-30 years, and the fact that some electrical problems can be hard to diagnose remotely, we feel a premium is justified for long-term access to responsive local service.

Tesla Energy reviews

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hannah in Arizona | Mesa, Arizona | 09/28/2022

Tesla has been AMAZING to work with

I am very excited about my solar and Tesla Powerwalls that have been installed at my home. The installation crew worked fabulously and efficiently. From the very beginning of the process, I have been pleased with every contact opportunity. The total time from my initial inquiry to approval from SRP to go online was only about 8 weeks. The process was very timely. Thank you Tesla!

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Hari | Argyle, Texas | 09/26/2022

No customer support when panels dont produce power

Literally there is no phone number, chat agents leave without resolving issues and no production for more than few weeks. It really is no customer support.

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Bobby Strehler | Round Rock, Texas | 09/28/2022

Tesla solar install

Several solar companies tried to steer me away from Tesla (too expensive, old solar panels/technology, contracts aren’t honored, etc.) but I decided to pay Tesla the $100 deposit and see what happens. Honestly, it was a great choice. I didn’t have a single pushy salesman call. All communication was done over text (Tesla did call a couple times but I wasn’t able to answer) and the install date wasn’t pushed (they actually tried to move up the date but I kept my original install date). On the day of install, the installers arrived at 7AM per schedule and worked through the day. They were extremely professional and communicated accordingly. They left around 4PM then arrived the following day at 7AM and completed the work. The install with the system was extremely smooth. Now, for those who are really knowledgeable about solar technology, perhaps other companies offer better performing equipment (I’m not saying Tesla’s product is lacking, but a fully customized system will and should have performance advantages over Tesla’s standard install) but for me, the Tesla system was a success. BTW, I rarely leave reviews but I felt the hard-working people I interacted with deserved some praise. Adrian, Alexander, and DJ (I think that’s his name) were exceptional. I purchased a 12.8kW system with 1 powerwall. Another note of importance, all employees installing/inspecting my install were employed directly by Tesla, no third-party contractors.

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Chris Hemmeter | Greenbrae, California | 09/26/2022

Great installation experience

It took a while to get our project underway, given the incredible demand for Tesla, solar roof product, but once it started, everything went very smooth. The team was incredible to work with, very conscientious and polite, and took great care around our house. They moved very fast, and we are now powered up a week before we thought we’d be! We are just starting the product journey but at this point, everything looks to be well ahead of plan!

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Steve | Warwick, New York | 05/26/2022

Awesome crew! Incredible workmanship!

Jim and his Tesla installation team were great to work with. Always willing to communicate, helpful, patient and their workmanship was excellent. Installed an 8 KW solar roof and it's gorgeous. The install team was always focused on safety and left the yard organized and clean every day. I am extremely happy with the finished product and kudos to Jim and his entire team. They all took pride in their work and wanted to make sure I was happy with all aspects of the Tesla Solar roof. Big shout out to Jim, Zack, Batman, Robin and Hilmar. Thank you!!

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Ken D | Arroyo Grande, California | 07/08/2021

Good quality, price, local installers!

I shopped around, and no one was able to compete with their price!

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Solar enthusiast | Goleta, California | 06/23/2021

Excellent installers

The installers (leopard team) out of Santa Maria (sharktown) did excellent work. They were efficient, respectful, punctual, and responsive to requests. They made the installation go by very smoothly. I went with Tesla solar because they gave me the best price and appearance for my desired syatem.

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privacy request | Carlsbad, California | 06/18/2021

Completely unhappy - Customer service is unresponsive.

It’s been 6 months since I ordered my home solar system from Tesla and although my system has been installed, paid for in full, and fully approved by the city inspector we still are waiting for the system to become operational. It’s been 4 weeks since the city building inspector signed off and approved the system. I was told that the next step was to wait for SDGE to provide permission to operate (PTO). I contacted SDGE yesterday only to find out that they have no record of a PTO request from Tesla for my address. I feel that once I paid for my solar system, Tesla no longer cares when or how quickly I get approved for PTO. Customer service has been slow and unresponsive. It’s unfortunate, but I can not recommend Tesla Energy to my friends and neighbors. Right now, I’m extremely unhappy.

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Janga | Bakersfield, California | 06/12/2021

Hassle free install

The Tesla team “Leopard,” out of “Sharktown” Santa Maria office were quick to jump on the work right away once the briefing was done. They came around 7:30am and out by 12:30pm. The area was left clean as it was. Area was caution taped for safety but they did coordinate with my parcel deliveries and pickups. Power was shutdown twice for 15-20min each time but was given a heads up atleast 10 mins before it was executed.

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Ed & Deb | Pismo Beach, California | 06/07/2021

Sharktown and Tiburon rock!

We chose Tesla to stay compatible with the vehicle. The crew was professional, efficient, and super organized. They worked as a very cohesive unit.

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David Comden | Ventura, California | 06/01/2021

Smart and fast

I have been anticipating the installation of Tesla solar for a few weeks. The team didn't disappoint. In all aspects, they were direct, professional and fast. The installation team was sight to behold, they set up, installed and explained what I needed to know faster than I thought they would. Nice work guys!

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densolar | Aurora, Colorado | 05/23/2021

Great Experience with Tesla

I spent time researching and I went with Tesla here in Denver metro area. I’ve had no issues and very happy with the experience. I was engaged in the process so there weren’t any surprises. Other companies couldn’t beat there overall value.

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1755 Iowa Street Building B, Riverside CA, 92507

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2709 Academy Way, Suite 300, Sacramento CA, 95815

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

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3800 Watt Ave, Sacramento CA, 95821

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

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418 South Abbott Avenue, Milpitas CA, 95035

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

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8225 Mercury Court, San Diego CA, 92111

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21040 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth CA, 91311

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

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

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18499 Phantom West, Suite 8, Victorville CA, 92394

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2370 Oak Ridge Way, Vista CA, 92081

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8525 Bond Rd, Elk Grove CA, 95624

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1819 State St, Santa Barbara CA, 93101

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2560 W 237th St, Torrance CA, 90505

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500 Automall Dr, Gilroy CA, 95020

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400 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara CA, 93105

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4545 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego CA, 92122

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1200 W Main St, Alhambra CA, 91801

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1362 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma CA, 94954

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1331 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa CA, 95403

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2988 N Burl Ave, Fresno CA, 93727

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68080 Perez Rd, Cathedral City CA, 92234

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6700 Balfour Rd, Brentwood CA, 94513

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43191 Rancho Way, Temecula CA, 92590

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117 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena CA, 91105


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

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336 Clubhouse Road, Hunt Valley MD, 21031


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

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125 John Hancock Rd, Taunton MA, 02780

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240 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington MA, 01887

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98 Accord Park Dr, Norwell MA, 02061

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840 Providence Hwy, Dedham MA, 02026

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888 Boylston St, Boston MA, 02116


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599 Kahelu Ave, Mililani HI, 96789


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15690 Parkerhouse Road, Parker CO, 80134

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11951 E 33rd Ave, Aurora CO, 80010


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6132 NE 112th Ave, Portland OR, 97220


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8000 Bluewater Road NW Suite D, Albuquerque NM, 87121

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7215 Rockwood Rd SW, Albuquerque NM, 87121


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

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15 Grumman Road, Bethpage NY, 11714

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1073 Route 94, New Windsor NY, 12553

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3300 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester NY, 14623


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

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7256 Sam Houston PKWY W, Houston TX, 77085


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1001 Lower Landing Road, Blackwood NJ, 08012

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269 NJ-35, Eatontown NJ, 07724

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135 US-22, Springfield NJ, 07081

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530 NJ-17, Paramus NJ, 07652


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66 Bowdoin Street, Suite 200, South Burlington VT, 05403


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2201 Arthur Ave, Elk Grove Village IL, 60007

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1053 W Grand Ave, Chicago IL, 60642

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50 W Ogden Ave, Westmont IL, 60559

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320 W Golf Rd, Schaumburg IL, 60195

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1121 S Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville IL, 60048

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420 Olympia Dr, Bloomington IL, 61704

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901 N Rush St, Chicago IL, 60611

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1200 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park IL, 60035


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714 Brook Street, Rocky Hill CT, 06067


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

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2562 Boulevard of the Generals, Norristown PA, 19403

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2, Lancaster PA, 17601

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6458 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg PA, 17050


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8500 Parkline Blvd. Suite 100, Orlando FL, 32809

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380 Bartow Ave, Pensacola FL, 32507


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425 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix AZ, 85027

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


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1312 Capital Blvd, Suite 105, Reno NV, 89502

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

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275 E 4th St, Reno NV, 89501


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3371 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township New Jersey, 08648


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8805 Abercorn St, Savannah GA, 31406

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1875 Greers Chapel Rd NW, Kennesaw GA, 30144


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573 Central Dr, Virginia Beach VA, 23454

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1961 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean VA, 22102


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103 S Dunnegan Ave, Bolivar MO, 65613

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16955 Chesterfield Airport Rd, Chesterfield MO, 63005


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608 Yellowstone Ave, Billings MT, 59101


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2601 104th St, Urbandale IA, 50322


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2801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans LA, 70130

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