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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2019, 08:51:13 AM »
I'm heavily weighing if I want to get a new system on my house. I will likely need a 10-12 kW system though and would like to install 1 or 2 PowerWalls. It'll definitely be an expensive system but this is the last year for 30% rebate.

I don't think Tesla can deliver before year end though.

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2019, 09:12:21 AM »
I'm heavily weighing if I want to get a new system on my house. I will likely need a 10-12 kW system though and would like to install 1 or 2 PowerWalls. It'll definitely be an expensive system but this is the last year for 30% rebate.

I don't think Tesla can deliver before year end though.

They are supposed to be more efficient but SolarRun is super fast.  They have a powerwall equivalent.

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2019, 09:18:31 AM »
I am putting panels up for the mere fact that I am not beholdened to Edison...new Cal law allows them to cut power when there is high fire risk/danger...which could literally be every day. 

Also, electric vehicles are going to be the norm...why not get 30% rebate for it.

So your planning to go off the grid?

Unless your off the grid or have the power bank. Then you are acceptable to what you mentioned.

I am getting two power banks to have full backup...so hopefully off the grid.

So what’s the estimate time for you that the system will break even.

That's hard to say...we don't use much electricity now because we were pretty frugal but with one EV (maybe two) and growing kids, I am thinking that it will go way up.  I am thinking that it would be like like 5 to 8 years to break even...but then I'm covered for the future.

Don’t they tell you the calculation?

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2019, 09:21:13 AM »

Don’t they tell you the calculation?

I told them don't bother....I can do the math.  Based upon my current usage, it would be like 10 to 12 years to break even. 

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2019, 09:44:38 AM »
I'm heavily weighing if I want to get a new system on my house. I will likely need a 10-12 kW system though and would like to install 1 or 2 PowerWalls. It'll definitely be an expensive system but this is the last year for 30% rebate.

I don't think Tesla can deliver before year end though.

They are supposed to be more efficient but SolarRun is super fast.  They have a powerwall equivalent.

Is SolarRun's Brightbox as good as Tesla's Powerwall? It's lower capacity so is the pricing the same?
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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2019, 09:51:13 AM »
I'm heavily weighing if I want to get a new system on my house. I will likely need a 10-12 kW system though and would like to install 1 or 2 PowerWalls. It'll definitely be an expensive system but this is the last year for 30% rebate.

I don't think Tesla can deliver before year end though.

They are supposed to be more efficient but SolarRun is super fast.  They have a powerwall equivalent.

Is SolarRun's Brightbox as good as Tesla's Powerwall? It's lower capacity so is the pricing the same?

I didn't look nearly as deeply into Sunrun (my bad) as I did for Tesla...just the pricing.  I believe the total package to be pretty darn close. 

This seems like a decent breakdown.

https://www.earthsfriends.com/sunrun-vs-solarcity-vs-sungevity-vs-verengo/

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2019, 09:51:45 AM »
I'm heavily weighing if I want to get a new system on my house. I will likely need a 10-12 kW system though and would like to install 1 or 2 PowerWalls. It'll definitely be an expensive system but this is the last year for 30% rebate.

I don't think Tesla can deliver before year end though.

Someone explained to me that solar will get cheaper like how flat screen TVs got cheaper.

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2019, 09:55:55 AM »
I'm heavily weighing if I want to get a new system on my house. I will likely need a 10-12 kW system though and would like to install 1 or 2 PowerWalls. It'll definitely be an expensive system but this is the last year for 30% rebate.

I don't think Tesla can deliver before year end though.

Someone explained to me that solar will get cheaper like how flat screen TVs got cheaper.

Probably but it will take awhile for it to get 30% cheaper.

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2019, 09:59:58 AM »
I'm heavily weighing if I want to get a new system on my house. I will likely need a 10-12 kW system though and would like to install 1 or 2 PowerWalls. It'll definitely be an expensive system but this is the last year for 30% rebate.

I don't think Tesla can deliver before year end though.

Someone explained to me that solar will get cheaper like how flat screen TVs got cheaper.

Probably but it will take awhile for it to get 30% cheaper.

Lower the installations costs and allow panels from China (this administration put a tarriff on China panels) Not that many people cares about buying things for cheap. If they want to lose money to grow their brand name or to get rid of inventory because they over produced. I say let them. 

The cost is reasonable if a person does a DIY. (not like I’m going to do it just saying)
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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2019, 10:04:51 AM »
I'm heavily weighing if I want to get a new system on my house. I will likely need a 10-12 kW system though and would like to install 1 or 2 PowerWalls. It'll definitely be an expensive system but this is the last year for 30% rebate.

I don't think Tesla can deliver before year end though.

Someone explained to me that solar will get cheaper like how flat screen TVs got cheaper.

Probably but it will take awhile for it to get 30% cheaper.

Lower the installations costs and allow panels from China

The cost is reasonable if a person does a DIY. (not like I’m going to do it just saying)

Panels have been coming in from China...installation costs are pretty darn low as it is.   

https://blog.pickmysolar.com/the-price-of-a-solar-panel-system-over-the-years

https://news.energysage.com/should-i-use-chinese-solar-panels-for-my-solar-installation/

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Although there isn’t a universal truth when it comes to price or quality regarding solar panels, it is safe to say that Chinese solar manufacturers typically offer lower prices than other brands because of the incredibly low cost of production in China. This contrast between Chinese and specifically American solar panels has recently gotten some media attention following the bankruptcy of U.S. solar maker Suniva. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early 2017, Suniva filed a petition with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) to suggest a hefty tariff be placed on solar panel imports from China.

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Moving on to the question of whether solar panels manufactured in China are of lower quality than other manufacturer origins (a concern we hear frequently from homeowners), the straightforward answer is “no they are not lower quality”. The specific country that a solar panel is made in will have little impact on the actual quality of the product put on your roof. In the above table, two trends are evident:

The large majority of solar manufacturing occurs in Asia and the top 3 solar panel brands by market share are producing their product in China (Trina, SunPower, Yingli Solar)

Solar panels of all ranges in quality (Economy, Standard, Premium) are made in China so there is no current correlation between the level of panel quality and whether it’s produced in China or elsewhere

The data table above shows that the only reason a homeowner should use country of origin to select solar panels is an external reason unrelated to quality or price, such as a desire to buy “Made in the USA” products or help stimulate American manufacturing jobs.

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2019, 10:08:10 AM »
From my understanding Trump put a tarriff on it.

I'm heavily weighing if I want to get a new system on my house. I will likely need a 10-12 kW system though and would like to install 1 or 2 PowerWalls. It'll definitely be an expensive system but this is the last year for 30% rebate.

I don't think Tesla can deliver before year end though.

Someone explained to me that solar will get cheaper like how flat screen TVs got cheaper.

Probably but it will take awhile for it to get 30% cheaper.

Lower the installations costs and allow panels from China

The cost is reasonable if a person does a DIY. (not like I’m going to do it just saying)

Panels have been coming in from China...installation costs are pretty darn low as it is.   

https://blog.pickmysolar.com/the-price-of-a-solar-panel-system-over-the-years

https://news.energysage.com/should-i-use-chinese-solar-panels-for-my-solar-installation/

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Although there isn’t a universal truth when it comes to price or quality regarding solar panels, it is safe to say that Chinese solar manufacturers typically offer lower prices than other brands because of the incredibly low cost of production in China. This contrast between Chinese and specifically American solar panels has recently gotten some media attention following the bankruptcy of U.S. solar maker Suniva. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early 2017, Suniva filed a petition with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) to suggest a hefty tariff be placed on solar panel imports from China.

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Moving on to the question of whether solar panels manufactured in China are of lower quality than other manufacturer origins (a concern we hear frequently from homeowners), the straightforward answer is “no they are not lower quality”. The specific country that a solar panel is made in will have little impact on the actual quality of the product put on your roof. In the above table, two trends are evident:

The large majority of solar manufacturing occurs in Asia and the top 3 solar panel brands by market share are producing their product in China (Trina, SunPower, Yingli Solar)

Solar panels of all ranges in quality (Economy, Standard, Premium) are made in China so there is no current correlation between the level of panel quality and whether it’s produced in China or elsewhere

The data table above shows that the only reason a homeowner should use country of origin to select solar panels is an external reason unrelated to quality or price, such as a desire to buy “Made in the USA” products or help stimulate American manufacturing jobs.

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2019, 10:09:52 AM »
Blame it on Selling and Installation cost.

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2019, 10:15:34 AM »
From my understanding Trump put a tarriff on it.


He did...30% but companies were already oversupplied so it doesn't make much difference.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/01/05/solar-panels-are-cheap-despite-trump-tariffs.aspx

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2019, 10:16:24 AM »
@IC:

Hah... yeah, SunRun, not SolarRun.

I think someone on TI did some comparison and liked SunPower. This site says SunRun is the cheapest:

https://solartribune.com/your-home/solar-companies/california/

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Re: Tesla Solar Panels Price Cut
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2019, 10:19:45 AM »
From my understanding Trump put a tarriff on it.


He did...30% but companies were already oversupplied so it doesn't make much difference.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/01/05/solar-panels-are-cheap-despite-trump-tariffs.aspx

So I was right he did.

 

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