Are Tesla solar panels the best solar panels in 2018?

Everyone knows that Tesla, and its enigmatic Chairman Elon Musk, are masters of the big announcement. Critics might argue that some of these announcements come before they have solved the engineering problems inherent in what they announce, or that these announcements are more attuned to corporate funding requirements than to the technical progress of a new product, but they are also forging a stellar reputation for solving these engineering issues quickly and delivering on their announcements with great new products.

The Tesla Energy division of the company has, since its merger with SolarCity (approved by shareholders in November 2016) become the largest installer of residential solar panels in the United States. This has come about mainly as a legacy of continuing the same SolarCity business as operated before the merger.

The SolarCity business did, and still does, sell third party brands of solar panels and so confusion exists in the market today about what you actually get when you buy Tesla Solar Panels.

However, since this merger Tesla has made some new product announcements in the solar space and so now consumers are not exactly sure what they are going to be offered when they contact Tesla and request solar quotes for their home. This article sets out what solar panels Tesla is actually selling as at Spring 2018 and what they are likely to offer you.

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