In a blog post earlier this summer, on June 19, 2020, Tesla announced that it was slashing its solar panel pricing to one-third less than the industry average.
What is the Average Cost for a Residential Solar Panel System?
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reports that the average cost for a residential solar panel system in Q1 2020 was $2.83 per watt. Elsewhere, a non-residential solar panel system came in at an average cost of $1.36 per watt.
The following graphic from Tesla outlines their solar panel system pricing across a range of system sizes, before and after federal incentives have been applied.
On a per-watt basis, Tesla’s new pricing, before incentives are applied, works out at the following rates:
Small System: $1.36 per watt
Medium System: $1.95 per watt
Large System: $1.93 per watt
Extra Large System: $1.84 per watt
This move to make solar more affordable for consumers is funded largely by Tesla’s move to fixed sizes and reduced sales & marketing costs after moving to digital. The company found that over 80% of its customers opted for the recommended standard size on their website.
According to a recent financial & operational report from Tesla, they installed 35 MW of solar in Q1 2020, down 35% from Q4 2019 (54 MW) and down 26% from Q1 2019 (47 MW).
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