Imagine you have a roof, 1,862 square foot in size. Now imagine you decide to install a 9.45 kW system onto this roof. What would you guess the pricing would be for this?
$20,000 or $40,000?
Less than that, possibly or could it be even more?
How about being quoted $64,634 for the solar roof installing?
A little more than most people would have imagined, I’m sure. But hey it’s not too crazy a price after all. It’s Tesla and it’s going to be good. So make sure you’re seated as the next part of the quotation is revealed to you.
$10,050 for a Powerwall, and another $10,630 for roof and site repairs. Now you’re looking at over $85k for the final bill. In fact it comes in at an eye watering $85,314 which is for the entire solar roof system and the associated work to install all this.
Hold Your Horses, We Have Good News.
The 30% Solar Investment Tax Credit can save you a chunk of this bill. It only applies to the cost of the solar tiles and associated solar energy equipment though ( not the installation fee ). It does however cover the cost of the Powerwall batteries.
30% Solar Investment Tax Credit – Am I Eligible?
To quote directly from the Tesla website; “To receive the full tax credit, you must have federal income tax liability that’s at least equal to the value of the tax credit. This credit may be carried over to future tax years.”
Solar Roof Tiles
The roof you order will be installed using two types of glass tile, these being both solar roof tiles and non-solar tiles. What this does is make your roof look like it’s built using just the one type of tile. This means there is no more of the big, ugly solar panels sat there looking outta place.
The kerb appeal of these solar roof tiles is one feature we like, but here’s another really important feature. Tesla solar roof tiles are more than three times stronger than standard roofing tiles. If you live in an area where you get bad weather, heavy hail as an example then this is another plus point to consider.
Tesla are that confident of this product that they offer an amazing warranty. As they state “the lifetime of your house, or infinity, whichever comes first.” Now this really has to be the best warranty in the industry by a mile.
Tesla Solar Roof Price
Back to the Tesla solar roof price numbers mentioned above. Let’s look at these again. So based on the 30 year warranty of the product, estimated fuel costs for that period would be $65,466 at a conservative estimate.
From our $85,314
Deduct $15,727 federal tax credit
Deduct $65,466 cost of fuel
This brings this Tesla solar roof price down to $4,121 spread over 30 years, as a hypothetical estimate. This not per year but the whole amount across the 30 year period. Thus in turn we can break this down further to $137.36 per year or $0.38 per day!