Tesla solar panels – How they compare

23 Jul, 2022

Tesla solar panels – How they compare

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Are you into renewable energy? Many homeowners are beginning to research and seek out alternative energy solutions. Some of the most popular options for alternative energy include solar panels. When you start looking into the specifics how does one brand compare with another. Have you heard of Tesla solar panels? Here’s what we think about how they compare to other brands.

How Tesla solar panels compare to other brands

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Did you know that the average solar panel installation is between $15,000 and $25,000? If you are considering adding solar to your home but are not sure whether to choose between Tesla solar panels or another brand, you are in the right place. We have put together this short guide to share Tesla solar panels vs others.

Read on to learn more.

Cost comparison

Tesla solar panels cost can be easily calculated right on their website. You simply enter your address, and they will tell you how much solar and how many of their Powerwalls you need. If your address is not in their system, then they will ask you how many stories your home is, the square footage of your house, and your average electric bill. 

Tesla does offer financing for 10 years with a 2.99% APR, and they ask for 10% down. Professional solar installers also offer financing for their solar systems. Our recommendation is to contact a pro through this solar link to see what their financing options are. 


Tesla offers a manufacturer warranty of at least 80% of the power capacity for 25 years. Compared to most systems, this is a pretty long warranty because some only give you a 10 or 12-year warranty. 

They also offer a 10-year comprehensive warranty on the entire Tesla system. The entire system includes the solar inverter, the powerwall, and the roof mounting and leaks. The great thing about this warranty is that if something goes wrong with your equipment, you only have to deal with one company (in this case, Tesla). 

Unlike with other systems where the inverter is more than likely covered by someone different from your solar panels. The best thing to do is make a list of all the companies you are considering and compare the warranties that each company offers. This comparison allows you to see who gives the best warranty. 


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To generate enough solar power for your house you will need a minimum number of panels for the size of your home

Do not be fooled by the hype everyone gives Tesla solar panels, boasting that they are more powerful than other residential panels. The reason they seem more powerful is because they are much larger. Their S series panels are bigger than most commercial solar panels, giving the impression that they are more powerful. 

They do have a bigger area, which means that there are more solar cells in the frame. More cells equate to a higher power rating. If the panels were the standard panel size, then the output would be similar to its competitors because they wouldn’t be able to fit all the solar cells they currently have on their oversized panels. 

Tesla solar panels or not? That is the question

Now that you learned more about how Tesla solar panels compare to other panels, you can make an informed decision on which route you want to take. 

If our blog post helped you out, please continue browsing our home section for our latest tips and tricks. 



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