Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.

Does Tesla install solar panels at an angle?


New Member
Jul 22, 2020
I just ordered a 4kw system through the Tesla website (love the ease and simplicity, but it's really light on details). I only have two sections of roof available for the install, one flat EPDM section, and one section that actually slopes to the north a few degrees. Because of this, it would normally make sense to mont the panels at an angle, but I can't tell if Tesla does this. Does anyone have experience with this?


Active Member
Oct 5, 2012
Kenwood, California
they will not do that, only portrait or landscape... i'm currently talking to a local installer to see if they can do that.
It might be worth the premium to do that. A couple hypotheticals at different tilts on PV Watts could tell you the difference in estimated production. Especially on a flat roof. If nothing else, even a small tilt on a flat roof would allow rain to wash off pollen and dust that other wise would accumulate around the edges and cut back production. That won;'t show up on any PV Watts estimates but I have one location that is mounted flat and unless we really get a good downpour I see a small degradation over time.

Products we're discussing on TMC...

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.