Energy Support

What to Expect After Installation

Following the installation of Solar Roof, Tesla will work with you and your local city or county to schedule a final building inspection. After installation, your Tesla Field Project Manager will work with you through the completion of your inspection. For additional support after inspection, please refer to the Owner's Manual, or contact us.

Inspection occurs after your installation has been completed and is typically scheduled out about one to six weeks. Some jurisdictions may require additional inspections, which will be coordinated with the crew and should not require you to be home. If access to your attic is required, then Tesla will coordinate with you accordingly.

On the morning of your final inspection, the Tesla Inspection Coordinator will contact you to confirm their arrival time. Inspection is typically completed within 30 minutes of arrival.

Inspection Day Checklist

  • Ensure no other contractors or workers are on site during your Solar Roof inspection.
  • Provide safe access to your electrical panel.
  • Notify Tesla if work has been done to your home since installing your system.
  • Ensure someone 18 years or older is on site during your inspection.
  • Please keep any pets away from the inspection area.

Payment Details

Cash Payment

100% will be due at the time of inspection, which typically occurs within one week after installation has been completed.


Loan Payment

Your first loan payment is typically due 60-90 days after the loan start date, depending on your loan provider. For your specific payment terms, refer to your loan documentation.

Utility Standards and Approval

Before turning on your system, Tesla will work with your local utility company to receive permission to operate (PTO) for your system. Depending on your location, this may take between one to six weeks. Any paperwork requiring your signature will be uploaded to your Tesla Account. To help expedite this process, completing your application in a timely manner is recommended. Tesla will notify you as soon as PTO has been granted.