Update On Tesla High Tech Solar Roofs


#21

I want to put solar on my farm house. Best deal?
Need two systems one for the barn one for the house


#22

The best deal is to buy directly into a solar farm through PG&E. They are located in areas where you get much more electricity from the panels. Then you get what’s called “net billing”. You get a credit for electricity from the panels netted against the electricity you use. Plus, as long as you move on the PG&E grid then the credits move with you. If you sell a house, you don’t get to keep the solar panels on it.


#23

What is it called?


#24

I’m not sure. One of my friends did it through PG&E. I’m sure they have info on their website.


#25

Solar choice? Wouldnt you still pay for the electric transmission for pge, which is not insignificant?


#26

I’m not sure. He researched every option and said it was the best deal by a pretty wide margin.


#27

https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/solar-and-vehicles/options/solar/solar-choice/solar-choice.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_solarchoice

(very limited choice currently)


#28

I prefer to own my own panels and they do add value when you sell. But thanks for the intriguing suggestion.
I had a 5kw system in Redwood City. Paid for itself in 7 years. Added value upon sale. The buyer was impressed that the meter ran backwards


#29

Really? I never thought people calculated the value of a solar panel given that bidding happens (Next guy is giving yours + 100k, then all that value is a wash).


#30

Unique RWC property . The buyer had a Tesla and solar. Plus he wanted a guest house. Only had two bids. Not like PA


#31

Plus since I am buying a rental property I can expense the cost the first year.


#32

Is it not something to depreciate over years?


#33

The new tax law allows expensing improvements the first year of service


#34

#35

Tesla paid $2.6B to buy solar city then cut the sales team and are letting sales decline. What was the point of buying it other than bailing out his cousins and himself?


#36

Well, what do you expect when your fearless leader is seen on the WWW smoking a joint???