Popular tech Youtuber, Marques Brownlee, also known as MKBHD, recently posted a video on YouTube reviewing his Tesla Solar Roof and Powerwalls.
In the video, he shared that his system, a 29.313 kilowatt solar roof tile array coupled with three Powerwall 3s, totaling 40.5 kilowatt-hours, was installed on his roof in November 2021 and activated in July 2022.
The total cost of the system, including all materials, labor, installation, and the batteries, amounted to $120,948.04 USD. Over the course of a year, Brownlee used 54,390 Kwh of electricity, which would have cost him approximately $9,663.
He noted that the system’s efficiency means that it will pay for itself in about 9.6 years. He also mentioned that regular Tesla solar panels would have resulted in a 19 kilowatt setup.
Check out MKBHD’s excellent video below:
A solar roof refers to the installation of solar panels or tiles on the roof of a house to produce energy.
The orientation, tilt, and type of roof affect the efficiency and durability of the solar system. Solar on roof can protect the roof from weather and heat damage, as well as hide the wiring inside the roof.
Tesla’s Solar Roof is an example of a solar roof system that transforms your roof into a source of clean energy.
The glass solar tiles and steel roofing tiles look great up close and from the street, complementing your home’s natural aesthetic styling. With an integrated Powerwall, energy collected during the day is stored and made available anytime, effectively turning a home into a personal utility.