Solar panels Tesla can be rented for $ 50 per month. But not so smooth

Tesla, the company famous Elon musk, “drowns” the early spread of the solar cell power supply is probably stronger than all the others. The fact that a couple years ago, Tesla tried to start the service rental of solar panels to power homes. Then for a number of reasons (primarily because of the disadvantages), the program had to be abandoned. But now the company returns to the market with a very “tasty” offer: for only $ 50 a month you can rent solar panels Tesla. But there is, as they say, caveat.

How the program works for the lease of solar panels

Everything looks pretty good. For the arrangement of houses at Tesla there is a special tariff (on which more below). After the order, the customer receives a absolutely free set of solar panels and everything you need to connect to the mains at home equipment installation services of the equipment and round-the-clock technical support. Also in the event of faults that have occurred through no fault of the user, the engineers Tesla free replace and repair the required parts.

At the moment to go to “clean energy” available to residents of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, new Jersey and new Mexico. The cost of renting solar panels starts from $ 50 per month (depending on the size of the panel). A small kit designed for the 3.8 kW, and the other two medium and large — 7.6 kW and 11.4 kW respectively. The company Elon musk even kindly estimated the benefits of installing solar panels in every state.

From left to right: staff, monthly fee, electricity generation per year (the amount of electricity you will receive, subject to relevant tariff) and estimated benefit

What’s the catch?

First, it is strange that online Tesla not mentioned the cost of renting medium and large kits, and when they try to order the site gives the full cost of the equipment. But if you start out renting a medium and large kits will cost approximately 100 and 150 dollars respectively (but this is just our speculation). What do you think about these prices? Have your say in our chat in Telegram.

This is interesting: Solar panels can produce electricity using snow.

Second, if you decide to cease its cooperation with Tesla and want to solar panels and equipment have been removed, you will have to pay Tesla $ 1500 for the dismantling of equipment. Moreover, the company does not specify what will happen if you decide to leave the solar panel itself. Some experts suggest that in this situation you will have to buy the equipment. And by the way, starts from 7000 USD (not including taxes). So installing solar panels may not be so beneficial as it seems at first glance.

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