Past Tesletter articles
I have to say that Tesla’s solar roof looks amazing, I hope Tesla can speed up the testing. Here is an interesting article about the components of one of Tesla’s solar roofs.
Read more: CleanTechnicaFrom issue #72
Last Friday - October 25 - Tesla presented the third version of its solar roof. Kyle Field did this nice write-up about it, here are my highlights:
- The price of the Solar Glass Roof is less than a new roof plus solar panels. It doesn’t make sense to get it if you don’t need a new roof but if you do, consider this option
- With this version, Tesla has dramatically reduced the number of parts and sub-assemblies by more than half
- Power output and weatherization are covered for 25 years
- Tesla has two teams competing with each other trying to find the best possible way of installing it. Elon was saying that Tesla is targeting to lower the installation time to eight hours, imagine leaving in the morning and coming back from work to a brand new Solar Glass Roof
Read more: CleanTechnicaFrom issue #83
By now, you probably know that we are big dorks ;) We truly like people doing stuff like this. This one is a dashboard built with a Raspberry Pi to monitor the solar and powerwall installs. Read the Reddit thread to learn all the details about it.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #70
Tesla released their «Rent Solar» program this past week in a few states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New Mexico), an option that is going to attract people who had reasons to not do a long term investment in solar. If you want to know more about reasons to jump on «Rent Solar» vs buying, Athabascad shares very helpful information going through his reasons.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #73
On January 1st the tax credit for residential solar systems went from 30% of the solar system cost to 26%. Cleantechnica reports «Tesla responded to the smaller federal incentive by slashing prices across its four options — small, medium, large, and extra-large out-of-the-box solar systems. For example, the after-rebate price of Tesla’s small 3.8 kW solar panel system was slashed from $8,342 to $7,770, a 6.9% drop compared to the price of the system just last week.»
Remember that next year the federal rebate will go down to 22% and it will go away in 2022. If you are purchasing a new solar system from Tesla you can use our referral code to get $250 off the price http://ts.la/ignacio9266
Read more: CleanTechnicaFrom issue #96
As simple as that, Elon posted it on Twitter. He also clarified that Tesla doesn’t make a lot of money from that product so $1,000 means a lot for the company. Honestly, thanks to Tesla and thanks to Elon, you are amazing!
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Read more: TwitterFrom issue #83
At least the cancellation fee is going to be gone the rest of September, if you are in a situation where renting makes sense - thinking about moving in a few years or just don’t want to make the longer financial commitment - take a closer look at it now because we don’t know what Tesla is going to do in October.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #76
Reddit user u/cheqsgravity electric bill averages $200/month until he installed Tesla’s solar panel in April 2018. Since then, his electric bill has been $0. In his Reddit post, he explains a few interesting details, the most interesting one to me is that the maintenance on the panels is just watering them every couple of months to keep them clean of dust and pollen.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #96