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

Going rate for solar panel installs?

h2ofun

Active Member
Aug 11, 2020
2,428
414
auburn, ca
Looking to add more solar to my house. I will not need an inverter and wiring since I have 2 11.4K's already installed.
So for just putting up panels, and connect these into my existing inverters, for northern calif., any input as to what price
would seem to be the going rate. Looks like 350 watt panels would be used.
 

hayhayday

Member
Dec 8, 2020
27
21
94952
I only found one contractor out of santa cruz (advertises on craigslist) who would install for a (non exorbitant) fee plus equipment rather than a package deal. Think he quoted me 3500 labor for 5.5kw system install although could be less since that included the inverters and he was traveling about 100 miles to do the job. Didnt use him so cant speak for quality.
 

h2ofun

Active Member
Aug 11, 2020
2,428
414
auburn, ca
I only found one contractor out of santa cruz (advertises on craigslist) who would install for a (non exorbitant) fee plus equipment rather than a package deal. Think he quoted me 3500 labor for 5.5kw system install although could be less since that included the inverters and he was traveling about 100 miles to do the job. Didnt use him so cant speak for quality.
I have no issue paying a fair price. I paid 40K 2 years ago, 14.5kw, 47 panels with 11.4K Se inverter, which is like 2.75 per watt. I guess I am just wanting to see if this is still a fair price range now.
 

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.


SUPPORT TMC
Top