How Much Does the Tesla Solar Roof Cost?
Tesla has become the most forward thinking company in the world with regards to renewable energy and sustainability. Elon Musk recently introduced the new solar roof tiles which are now available and should revolutionize the roofing industry. These tiles take the place of the shingles providing a seamless design that is extremely efficient and sensible compared to the current solar panels which are attached on top of your common roof. Tesla offers different stylish designs for the tiles including Textured, Smooth, Tuscan and Slate. Consumers will also need to purchase the Tesla Powerwall battery which will store and provide the energy from the tiles, along with pushing extra energy back into the grid resulting in sweet credit from your power company.
Very Cool, So How Much Does it Cost?
Tesla has a very informative widget on their website that allows someone to enter their address and get a very detailed quote on the costs including any tax credit that would be applicable. Go ahead and check it out here to input your info: https://www.tesla.com/solarroof
I live in the Midwest, so I chose a house in Minneapolis that is average size at around 1600 ft.² living space with a single roof. For this example, the cost of the roof is $40,100, and the cost of the power wall battery is $7000. This also includes installation fees which are all handled by a company called Solar City. The tax credit in Minnesota for this roof is $11,600. Tesla estimates that this roof will generate $31,800 of energy over 30 years, which makes the initial cost of the Tesla roof $35,500 after you calculate the tax credit. After considering 30 years of owning the roof, the total cost becomes $3700.
Also, anything after this will become more money in your pocket. They offer a lifetime warranty on the tiles, which are made from tempered glass and are more than three times stronger than standard roofing tiles. The battery does not have a similar warranty and may need to be replaced at some point. Either way, it seems like a very smart choice especially if you need a new roof anyways. I would wait until that time to strongly consider the Tesla solar roof.
You rarely find these good reads especially when it comes to pricing, good thing I was searching for some articles that had renewable energy. I’m not surprised that Tesla would still go for these kinds of innovation in this technological era. Nevertheless, thank you for sharing this!
Well, as long the ROI is good. There nothing to worry about because, in the end, our environment will benefit on this.
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I’m planning to go with solar roof tiles like Tesla providing. Any suggestion on what is the best metal to use for the new roof in order to minimize maintenance in future years.
Thank you very much for your time.
Hello Whatsthe, I am planning to buy some of the things that you have mentioned. Solar roof cost is a big part and I would like to say thank you for sharing this. Keep it up!
Tesla has just begun the revolution that promises to catch up in a major way with many other vendors who may come into fray, drastically reducing the cost of the roof.
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I think there are other benefits that should be judged against the financial cost. If you live in a storm prone area this kind of roof is going to be a lifesaver. If the power goes down after the storm, you are going to be fine. What about a total grid collapse, where you have no power for months? A roof like this becomes invaluable. Also, I would be interested to know how popular these roofs are going to become in homesteading communities. They lean towards self sufficiency more than most. Anyway, have a fantastic day.
I never thought it would cost this much, but based on what you said it is still a good call if you will look to the other side especially on the benefits it can give you. It’s a great ROI. Thanks for sharing this informative article!
My plan is to go with solar roof tiles
like Tesla’s. Could you please suggest which metal is best to use for the new roof to reduce maintenance in the future?