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Tesla Solar Panels Inconsistent Color

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by who177e, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. who177e

    who177e Member

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    I just had (18) Tesla / Solar City / Panasonic / Sanyo 320 watt all black panels installed.

    I noticed that in the sun that I see that some of the cells are a little more blue than the other cells. Is this normal and is this just a cosmetic thing that won't affect the production or efficiency of these panels? You can only really see the color difference it in direct sunlight.

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  2. jaguar36

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    Its purely cosmetic, not going to noticeably effect production. Still, you pay a premium for Tesla panels and I wouldn't tolerate those. You should ask Tesla to replace them.
     
  3. richrootes

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    They look fine to me - enjoy!
     
  4. zanary

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    I had 10 Tesla 325 watt Panasonic/Tesla panels installed back in September, and they were white bordered to help reduce the temperature with the intense heat we get here in California. I'm what the difference is between these Tesla panels and the ones you got which are all black?
     

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  5. who177e

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    I'm thinking the only difference is the 5 watt difference. Since mine are all black they are a little less efficient.
     

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