Back in 2019, Tesla launched a solar subscription service that allowed homeowners to get a solar panel system installed at no upfront cost.
Now, a report from EV publication Electrek indicates that the company may have “discontinued the subscription service” as it no longer shows up as a solar option on its online solar configurations.
The publication says it “checked using addresses from four of the main states where Tesla deploys residential solar, and only the cash and loan options are available”.
Under the said subscription service, homeowners only paid a monthly fee to access the electricity generated by the system to reduce their utility bills.
The service was a game-changer as it presented an effective way of eliminating the high-cost barrier of purchasing and installing solar.
While the exact reason why Tesla chose to discontinue the service is unknown—a good reason might be that not many homeowners were buying into the idea of a subscription—but rather simply choosing to buy or finance.