On January 22, 2018, the Trump Administration announced a 30 percent tariff on solar panels and cells imported into the United States. This announcement raised a lot of questions for solar customers on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace. One of the most popular questions: where can I find solar panels that are made in America?Continue reading
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Tesla Powerwall complete review: cost and features
The Tesla Powerwall is a popular battery storage option considered by many American homeowners looking to add energy storage in an effort to reduce their electricity bills and protect themselves from outages. This article will explain what it costs, how it works, and what else you should know if you’re considering a Powerwall for your home.Continue reading
Tesla solar panels: the complete review
Tesla entered the solar industry in 2016 when the Elon Musk-led company acquired SolarCity and began offering home battery storage and solar installations. Making the jump from electric vehicle manufacturer to a broad clean energy solutions provider, Tesla continues helping homeowners achieve energy independence. In addition to their popular Solar Roof, which replaces traditional roofing materials with small photovoltaic solar shingles, Tesla also offers traditional solar panels. In this review, we’ll dive into the specifics of Tesla’s solar offerings and what it looks like to go solar with Tesla.
When evaluating your solar panel options, it’s essential to compare what’s available so you can be confident in your solar investment. Let’s look at Tesla’s solar panel technology and how it compares to other leading solar panel brands available today.Continue reading
How long does a Tesla battery last?
A battery is the most expensive component of a Tesla (or any electric vehicle). So before you consider getting one, you probably want to know how long a Tesla battery lasts. A Tesla battery goes approximately 303 to 405 miles on a full charge and is reported to last about 300,000 to 500,000 miles over its lifespan. This article will explain how ranges vary between Tesla models, why different cars have different ranges, and how many miles various Tesla batteries last.Continue reading
Tesla Solar Roof cost vs. solar panels
You’ve probably heard of the Tesla Solar Roof before – and you may even be considering it over standard solar panels. The Solar Roof integrates traditional roof shingles with solar panel technology to create a sleek solar system that’s both aesthetically pleasing and a generator of clean energy. But Tesla Solar Roofs come at a premium cost and aren’t the best option for everyone. In this article, we’ll help you decide if a Tesla Solar Roof or solar panels are right for you.Continue reading
How much does a Tesla cost? 2023 Tesla car prices explained
Tesla’s constantly innovating and releasing new electric car tech to the market, and today boasts four commercially available car models: the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, the Tesla Model 3, and the Tesla Model Y. In this article, we’ll break down the car prices for each of the different Tesla EV models, and explain how you should compare them.Continue reading
How much does it cost to charge a Tesla? EV vs. gas fuel comparison
If you’re considering purchasing a Tesla, you’re probably wondering how much you’ll pay to charge it. You’re likely familiar with how much it costs to fill up a tank of gas, but charging an electric vehicle (EV) battery is a whole new ballgame! In this article, we’ll explain how much you should expect to pay to charge your Tesla and how this compares to comparable internal combustion engine (ICE) – AKA gas-powered – vehicles. We’ll also walk you through some of the major factors that will impact the cost of charging your Tesla. (Spoiler alert: the best way to lower the cost is to go solar!)Continue reading
Do Teslas hold their value?
When you think about electric vehicles, is Tesla one of the first names that come to mind? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Tesla was one of the first electric vehicle (EV) brands to gain notoriety. They currently sell the most popular EVs in the country. However, compared to many other EVs available today, Teslas have a premium price tag, making it essential to consider if they’re worth the cost before you purchase one for yourself. In this article, we’ll help you understand if Teslas hold their value over time to help you make an informed purchasing decision.Continue reading
A complete guide to Tesla destination chargers
Tesla destination chargers are Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers designed to help you power your Tesla away from home, particularly overnight or if you’re not in a rush. They’re just like the Tesla Wall Connectors you can install at home but are located in public places like hotels, restaurants, and parking garages. In this article, we’ll break down everything you need to know about Tesla destination chargers, including what they are, where to find them, how to use them, and how much they cost.Continue reading
The Tesla Wall Connector home EV charger complete review
If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! And while there are many more options, Tesla still dominates electric vehicle (EV) sales with 75 percent of the market share. While there is a network of Tesla charging stations throughout the U.S., having a charger at home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your Tesla while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!)
The Tesla Wall Connector (also known as the Tesla home charger) is the only Tesla-specific home EV charger for charging your Model 3, Model S, Model X, or Model Y (though you can use other home EV chargers with an adapter). In this article, we’ll cover the Tesla Wall Connector’s features – including price, charging speed, pros and cons, and more – so you can decide if you want a Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector to charge your Tesla at home.Continue reading