Energy Support

What Tesla Installs at Your Home

Tesla only installs equipment that meets our performance, aesthetic, reliability and value standards. All equipment is backed by a comprehensive, manufacturer’s warranty.

Solar Panels

We use all-black, high-efficiency panels that look great on your roof and that maintain their production levels at high temperatures with minimal degradation over their 25-year lifespan.

Current Tesla Solar Panel System Sizes

SIZE POWER RATING NUMBER OF PANELS TYPICAL ROOF AREA COVERED
Small 4.25 kW 10 235 sq ft
Medium 8.50 kW 20 470 sq ft
Large 12.75 kW 30 705 sq ft
X-Large 17.00 kW 40 940 sq ft

Current Tesla Solar Panel System Sizes

SMALL

POWER RATING
4.25 kW

NUMBER OF PANELS
10

TYPICAL ROOF AREA COVERED
235 sq ft

MEDIUM

POWER RATING
8.50 kW

NUMBER OF PANELS
20

TYPICAL ROOF AREA COVERED
470 sq ft

LARGE

POWER RATING
12.75 kW

NUMBER OF PANELS
30

TYPICAL ROOF AREA COVERED
705 sq ft

X-LARGE

POWER RATING
17.00 kW

NUMBER OF PANELS
40

TYPICAL ROOF AREA COVERED
940 sq ft

Tesla Solar Inverter

Your Tesla Solar Inverter is designed for reliability, high efficiency and the ability to maintain it without needing installers to go on your roof. Tesla Solar Inverter has robust safety features, including integrated rapid shutdown, arc fault protection and ground fault protection, and no neutral wire allows for simple installation. Tesla Solar Inverter has twice the standard number of MPPTs, allowing for high production on even complex roofs.

Solar Inverters

When completing your solar system layout, Tesla’s engineers will select the best solar inverter based on your home’s roof structure and sun exposure. Tesla has found that homeowners lose more energy production — and money — from costly maintenance due to unreliable inverters than from anything else. This choice provides you with reliable equipment without sacrificing overall production.

If Tesla determines that your solar system requires individual panel power optimizers, such as if your home has significant shading, then our engineers will design them in your layout. While individual panel power optimizers help with shading problems, they also consume more energy to do this and are less efficient in full sunlight compared to string inverters. The best solution for solar is always to reduce obstructions and maximize your panels’ exposure to sunlight.

Mounting Hardware

Tesla’s proprietary mounting hardware provides a low-profile installation and allows us to install 30% fewer anchor points on your roof compared to a traditional installation. This is intended to result in fewer issues over time and better aesthetics.