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Used panels from Tesla (Should I?)

Carlog

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Feb 11, 2019
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California
I've been offered a system from Tesla. It's a 10.4kW system consisting of 40x REC 260 panels. The panels are being sold as repurposed, but do have a 20 year warranty. The price is amazing at $13000 before tax incentives. I don't really care for dark blue/white panels, but it's a pretty good deal.

What do you think? Anything I should be aware of? Is it bad to go with 260W panels?

Thanks
 

Dan123

Member
Jun 19, 2018
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Miami
I've been offered a system from Tesla. It's a 10.4kW system consisting of 40x REC 260 panels. The panels are being sold as repurposed, but do have a 20 year warranty. The price is amazing at $13000 before tax incentives. I don't really care for dark blue/white panels, but it's a pretty good deal.

What do you think? Anything I should be aware of? Is it bad to go with 260W panels?

Thanks

The most expensive part of the solar panel is the racking installation and the electrical. Does $13000 include installation and inverter? If so, you are getting solar panels for free. I would go with it. Even if you have to replace some of the equipment later, it is still a very good deal.
 
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arnolddeleon

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Jul 21, 2012
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SF Bay Area
260 watt panels only matter if you want more power and you are space limited. Are you eligible for all incentives (e.g. federal tax credit)? Given you have a full warranty it sounds like a great deal.
 

Mike Swift

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Apr 13, 2019
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5
Scotts Valley, CA
At about $1.30 a Watt that is a super deal, take it. It would be hard to find a deal for less than $2.50 a Watt anywhere in the US. That would be an excellent price even in Australia where a good price is about $1.50 a Watt.
 

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