2018 Cost of a Tesla Solar Roof vs. Solar Panels

Tesla Solar Roof

You may be wondering what the cost of a Tesla solar roof is compared to solar panels in 2018. The prices of a Tesla solar roof is currently about twice the price of solar panels, depending on whether or not you replace the roof. There are two scenarios to show how much the options will cost; both use a 3,000 square foot home with a $200/month electric bill.

Scenario One: Keeping the Same Roof

The first scenario is a home with the roof not replaced. It will cost about $22,000 to install new solar panels on that house, while it will cost about $50,000 to install a Tesla solar roof on it. Remember that a Tesla solar roof will produce about 3,000 kWh less than solar panels would.

Scenario Two: Replacing the Roof

The second scenario is where the homeowners wish to install a new roof. They will need about $14,000 to install the new 3,000 square foot roof, bringing the cost of solar panels up to about $36,000. The Tesla solar roof will remain about $50,000. Again, the Tesla solar roof produces less energy than the solar panels.

The Tesla solar roof would be an interesting option for homeowners who just want the latest technology and aren’t worried about the price. In our opinion, solar roof tiles are not a practical solution at this time.

You can send an email to info@aikyum.com or call 949-705-6797 if you want more information on solar panels from Aikyum Solar.


Testimonials from a few of our customers:

“The team at Aikyum is highly professional. They completed the jobs (installing solar panels at 3 different locations) in a timely fashion with the greatest satisfaction.”Orange County Solar Panel Installation | Aikyum Solar
– Vraj L.

“I have been very happy with the whole experience and Aikyum will get my unbridled recommendation in the future.”
– Arun Jain

“I reached out looking for someone to repair my system after a roof install and was incredibly impressed by how attentive Harina and her service tech Joey were in not only getting my system back in order but going above and beyond by contacting the manufacturer after the two inverters failed to operate.  I would absolutely use them again in a heart beat, for any future solar needs.  Thanks again Aikyum Solar.”
– Celso G.

“Harina patiently met with us several times to help me understand the details of solar and to suggest approaches that no other bidder had proposed.  Her installation team was punctual, courteous and efficient.”
– Carol R.

“Working with Aikyum was extremely easy and streamlined. Harina and her team took care of everything from permitting, to HOA approvals, to final notices to the city and HOA.”
– Apur L.