Tesla Inc. has increased the price of Solar Roof tiles following a sharp rise in installations, according to Electrek.

  • Based on its online configurator, a quote for a 3,947 square foot roof with a 12.3-kilowatt solar roof tile system is priced between $79,938 and $100,621. A quote for the same size roof was $54,966 last summer before incentives.
  • Higher prices were recorded in all options, from the least to the most complex. Roof complexity is determined by the pitch, number of joints, chimneys, and other features. Complex roofs take more time and material to install which increases costs.
  • Customers previously said prices quoted online had significant differences to prices after Tesla had a more intensive look at the projects.
  • The increased deployment comes after Tesla launched version 3 of its Solar Roof tiles. This brought a significant price reduction through optimization and a faster installation process.