Process Overview

Buying solar panels from Tesla is fast and simple. We use an online and virtual process to provide you the best value system and fastest time to installation. After you place an order, you can contact us by text, or by email or phone through your Tesla Account – otherwise we will let you know when your installation is ready to be scheduled.

  • Step 1: Order Online Place an order online. We recommend the system that will maximize your savings based on your average electricity usage and your address, or you can increase the size of your system if you expect to be adding an electric vehicle in the future.
  • Step 2: Virtual Home Assessment Log into your Tesla Account to provide preferences for your solar layout, finalize your design and track your installation progress. Tesla uses high resolution aerial and satellite imagery to create your design.

    Design
    Tesla will create a solar design considering highest production, layout aesthetics and your feedback from the Virtual Home Assessment.

    PermitTesla will work with your local city to file permits for your system. Depending on your location, this may take from 1 to 5 weeks.
  • Step 3: Installation When your system is ready to install, you can choose a date. Installation is finished the same day for most systems, and you only need to be at the house during the first hour.

    Inspection
    Tesla will work with your local city to arrange for an inspection after installation is completed.

    Utility Approval
    Tesla will work with your local utility company to get permission to operate your system. Depending on your location, this may take from 1 to 6 weeks.
  • Step 4: Power On! Most utilities require an interconnection agreement before you can turn on the system. Tesla will let you know when you have permission from your utility company to turn on your system.