Exploring Tesla solar panels game changing price

Exploring Tesla solar panels game changing price. In Tesla’s Q2 earnings call Elon Musk dropped the little bombshell that Tesla’s solar panels cost $1.49 per watt after incentives. I found that it can be even lower than that. This is a huge step forward for the price of solar power. Why? Let’s get into it.

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  1. Greg L on March 16, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Another example of regulation stifling the small businesses and advantaging the billionaires.

  2. Layke Findley on March 16, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Does the production of all these solar roofs and power cell/batteries actually reduce carbon production, is carbon neutral, or does reduce carbon production?

    From my understanding, even if the initial production of carbon increases, over the longer term as less solar/batteries are produced and just maintenance/replacement production sets in, it will dramatically reduce carbon costs as dirty forms of energy are eliminated. Is that reasoning correct?

  3. Julian Grimoldi on March 16, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    maaaan solar energy in the US is expensive AF. I payed around 3,2k dls for a 3kw panel array (9x340w) and a 4kw huawei inverter. And thats the price INSTALLED and working. And we have a 40% reduction in taxes for our home. Im from Córdoba, Argentina btw.

  4. Harry Hooligan on March 16, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I’m jazzed about Tesla solar. By the time I need to replace my roof the cost of a Tesla Solar roof should be even lower. Elon Musk is showing how private industry and free market competition gets things done. As opposed to government dictates and bureaucrats which screws up most of what they touch.

  5. FJ80Coop on March 16, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Space X.Solar power.Tesla automobiles.Power storage.Internet services… Anything else he’s dabbling in that I missed ?

  6. Donna Bennett on March 16, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I love anything that man does. I still can’t afford it but the first chance I get I’m getting the Tesla solar roof

  7. Paulo Pinheiro on March 16, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Wow, that’s REALLY expensive! If we talk panels only, here in Portugal you can get them for 35 cts/W. If you factor in frames and inverters it’s still usually under 1€/W

  8. Brian Luckey on March 16, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Here’s a list that helped me out.
    In the end, I went with #3.


  9. Иван Иванович on March 16, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    This problem should be mocked. You can now buy wafers in China for $ 1 for 5 watts. If you want something cheap, then you don’t have to buy, you have to do it yourself. I think that the cost (price of selfproduction) of the plates is $ 1 per kilogram like that of aluminum. That’s about $ 1 per 200 watt square meter. Even now, $ 1 per watt is an acceptable price for Americans. You need 60 square meters for the roof. That’s $ 12,000. With an annual income of an American of 50,000, that’s an acceptable price. But for the Russians, this is an unacceptable price.

  10. Christopher Karlsson on March 16, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    A 50M investment making 116M back in one year? Thats seriously crazy

  11. William Stafford on March 16, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Does this account for the currency exchange?

  12. LaShondra Romine on March 16, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Can you use these on a van build?

  13. Engineering Channel on March 16, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Elon musk destroyed his reputation when he invested in Bitcoin.

  14. Joe Fasano on March 16, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    you pay a lot in US just because the tax duty on the import of solar panel from China, by the way the best in term of quality/price.

  15. bourguiba khaier eddine on March 16, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    A buy jinko Solar at 0.21$ a watt wtf 😒

  16. J M on March 16, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    If the United States really cared about global warming they would make moves to bring the cost of solar down so even poor people could afford it. Solar really does work well for single family homes.

  17. MySolarHome USA - New Solar Products & Gadgets on March 16, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Appreciate your consistent quality of content – all your videos are worth watching. Wish you great success.

  18. Bruno Gauthier on March 16, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Musk always claims was he’s doing is 2, 10, 100 times cheaper than everything else.

  19. djrojas on March 16, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Even if it gets cheaper the utility companies have to play ball. Right now they limit the amount of panels and charge $75/month for standby and connection here in my part of NC. You aren’t even allowed to go fully of the grid if you have a viable service to your property. That’s what makes it expensive.

  20. Ryan Ripley on March 16, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Can get 1.00 per watt with renogy panel kits.

  21. Bigtech Oligarchy on March 16, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Excellent coverage and presentation. Thank you. I am a commercial scale Bitcoin Miner. My fondest dream is to partner with Tesla and make the first large scale self supporting Solar Bitcoin Mine. Any suggestions on who to contact there with my plan?

  22. firexl007 on March 16, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Hypocrisy of solar systems 🤣🤣🤣

  23. mrglasecki on March 16, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Majority of manufacturers are
    <.75¢ watt
    many around .50¢
    Tesla is cutting edge robotics in manufacturing a software technologies company

  24. mika aarnio on March 16, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Here in FInland typical installed system price is about 6400 euros for 6.4 kwh system

  25. last Call on March 16, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you you have a new subscriber I love the video even though I’m an apartment dweller sooner or later I will buy something and it’s going to be solar and I’ll be harnessing and harvesting the water

  26. Truchcyk on March 16, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Wow, pretty expensive. In Poland, not very developed country, cost of 6kW installation before incentives is around 1,1-1,2USD/W. With incentives is drops 0,75-0,8USD/W.
    Energy in Poland costs around 0,17-0,18USD/kWh
    Calculated now, when 1USD=3,7PLN

  27. GEOFFREY DAHL on March 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Incentives are from our tax dollars…the more incentives to make a product affordable..the more our taxes go up substantially…i have lived thru this in ontario canada where we subsidized wind and solar and incentives on electric cars and batteries. The result is we have the highest taxes in the world..as well as hst tax of 13% on every product ..food..drink etc.plus extra carbon taxes. This is your future..dig deeper my friend.

  28. nuno pinheiro on March 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    ??? I paid almost 3 years ago 1600€ for 1500 w system including installation cabling inverter etc … game changing? notice right now i could get for the same price a 2700 w installment, this TESLA fan hype does no one any good, not even TESLA

  29. N The One on March 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Autobidder? Anything to do with the stock market?

  30. Mihail Vovk on March 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Matt, what u gonna do with your solar panels when it’s time to replace the roof? What’s the process? TO remove panels, change the roof and reinstall them again? Sounds quite complicated and expensish.

  31. Kenny Oboy on March 16, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Joke Tesla never meets expectations were is the 30 thousand dollar Model three any day now right. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid.

  32. Victoril Newman on March 16, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Pls teach senior what to do dring power grid outage in senior apartment

  33. Bobbie Brandel on March 16, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Very interesting stuff. Ours were functional as of Jan 2021; winter here now so not much solar at the moment. The price was at the high end of the scale in this overview. However, they are 365 watt panels and we were very happy to get that. We only installed 16 on our small home and with a good down payment and interest free for 1 year we’ll have them paid off. Can then add the 4 or 5 more panels we will probably need. I am a believer in doing what you can afford. Ours is a system that will be easy to add to. We are older people, so didn’t want a bill coming for the rest of our lives, however long that will be. If cheaper, would have had them long time ago. I am a solar enthusiast and believe in it 100%. I would encourage younger people to look into them. We are waiting for the batteries to go down in price (hopefully). Ours should cover around 75% of our power bill, which really will help us.

  34. Sam Boni on March 16, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    The thought the issue in the US was the cost of the installation. They charge at least $1/kw for installation. Buying a 10kw kit is only $13k for DIY. $25k through an installer.

  35. Jim Stone on March 16, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    1 dollar per watt. USE NATURAL GAS. It is CLEAN ER and 12 cents a watt on average.

  36. Freddy Castaneda on March 16, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Will the solar roof system pay itself within 10 years???

  37. Mark Davis on March 16, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Got quote from a local installer for a Tesla roof…not panels but the Tesla shingles. $130,000…seemed a bit high compared to a new tar shingle roof a $9,000.

  38. Dan Fitzpatrick on March 16, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Im hoping to be at 16k for my off grid system. That also includes my 13kw of Lifepo4 batteries that can run my house for 24 hours all by themselves on a full charge. In Ohio grid tied systems are not so great and without batteries in the winter forget it.

  39. Graham Oldfield on March 16, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    You may want to think about power wall which is insanely expensive at the moment . With tesla saying it will cost less than $1 per KW for car battery pack there is no reason they cannot reduce the cost of a power wall Dramatically say a 30 Kw for around $7,000 plus install .

  40. MrNHL30 on March 16, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Do the Tesla solar systems include the installation in their price?

  41. Luki My on March 16, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    As someone who recently installed Tesla solar system 12.2kw I need to say that you got what you paid for. The whole process was a nightmare and basically I had to shadow all the permitting process to make sure thing move forward. Costumer service not existing, you better pray not to ever need service on the system

  42. Cynthia Ayers on March 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    It only looks expensive, it is an illusion. $1 is only worth $0.05.
    So Elon Musk is not a billionaire.
    And your $15 minimum wage is only $0.75 an hour.
    The u.s. debt is 27 trillion nickels..ect.
    Example: you could take 1 paper dollar worth $0.05 and buy 100 pennies.?

  43. jim cox on March 16, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Wow I got rich solars for less than a dollar a watt and that is without any incentives

  44. Withnail1969 on March 16, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    you can’t believe anything Elon Musk says.

  45. Simplify Things on March 16, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    in South east asia, we got 110 dollars per 400 watts

  46. Karl Mullowney on March 16, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I wish Ratface Otherpeoplesmoney would go and hide . I am fedup seeing him and hearing his otherpeo[plesmoney sales crap . Youtube video exclent THANKS

  47. Bridge of Grace and You on March 16, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    As an electrical contractor I am always very excited to hear of the new technology and cost reduction in solar system! Love, what I’m seeing in the cost of install fully autonomous solar system. Sub it like you need it!

  48. Ed McGuigan on March 16, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Looking at the solar panels right now. Somebody still has to show up and put holes in your roof so I am concerned about a streamlined process when things go wrong. My other thing is that there is code in South Florida that appears to require a 3 foot perimeter around panels on a roof. I checked a neighbor’s solar install and they had installed down to the lower edge of the roof so hopefully that is allowed. If not, I don’t think I could get a solar system of any size installed on my 1800 sq ft home. I would like the 12.24kW array and I guess I will challenge Tesla to get the permit for it and come up with a design.

    There is really only so much templating you can do. Every roof design and orientation is going to take some tweaking.

    My advice to anybody getting solar panels from any contractor is to get up there with a hose pipe when the roof penetrations have been done to check for leaks. I saw forum posts about leaking roofs with panels on them and no response from Tesla. Arizona and Southern California are one thing, South Florida is another.

  49. Rud Dog on March 16, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I need a video describing how tax incentives work and who benefits from them?

  50. Maestro Agnew on March 16, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I’m waiting until Tesla Powerwall 3 comes out with their new lithium ion battery tech.

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