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Purchasing Solar - Cash and Financing

Tesla has two payment types to help meet your needs. You can change your payment type until installation begins.

CASH DUE

Tesla Financing
$0 down payment*

First payment due 35 calendar days after products receive Permission to Operate (PTO)

Payments thereafter due on the monthly payment anniversary of first payment

Cash Purchase
Full cost due at inspection

SYSTEM OWNERSHIP

Tesla Financing
Yes

Cash Purchase
Yes

INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

Tesla Financing
Yes. Learn more about solar incentives

Cash Purchase
Yes. Learn more about solar incentives.

MAINTENANCE

Tesla Financing
10-year comprehensive and 25-year panel performance warranty

Cash Purchase
10-year comprehensive and 25-year panel performance warranty


*$0 down payment assumes borrower has excellent credit.

  TESLA FINANCING CASH PURCHASE
CASH DUE $0 down payment*

First payment due 35 calendar days after products receive Permission to Operate  (PTO)

Payments thereafter due on the monthly payment anniversary of first payment
Full cost due at inspection
SYSTEM OWNERSHIP Yes Yes
INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT Yes. Learn more about solar incentives. Yes. Learn more about solar incentives.
MAINTENANCE 10-year comprehensive and 25-year panel performance warranty 10-year comprehensive and 25-year panel performance warranty


*$0 down payment assumes borrower has excellent credit.

Purchasing Solar with Cash

Purchasing Tesla solar panels with cash is the quickest and easiest option, and gives you complete ownership of your solar energy system. When you place an order, you can see your estimated purchase price based on your selected system details.

Purchasing Solar with Tesla Financing

Tesla Financing enables you to purchase your solar energy system without paying all costs upfront.

When you place an order, you can see your estimated purchase price, broken down into a down payment and estimated monthly payments based on your selected system details. Often, with solar, your overall monthly energy expenses will be lower, resulting in immediate savings after installing your system — and you’ll be saving more every month if electricity costs rise. After your financing term ends, the energy from your system can continue to reduce your electricity bill, resulting in long-term value.

If you choose to sell your home, Tesla will assist in arranging the payoff of your balance with the sale of the home, and will transfer the paid-off system to the new homeowner.