Evergreen Home Performance became the nation’s first Certified Tesla Solar Roof Installers. The certified installer program is offered by Tesla to help third-party companies to effectively install solar roofs. Since then, we have continued to collaborate with Tesla, providing hands-on information and techniques that allow Tesla to further streamline their installer program.
You won’t find a roofing company more qualified to install Tesla Solar Roof than Evergreen Home Performance.
Contact us today, so we can tell you how we can leverage our expertise to provide a world-class installation of a cutting-edge product.
Evergreen Home Performance is a premium roofing product as well as an incredible solar product. It’s extremely durable and provides an appealing and sleek aesthetic. Solar Roof works together with other Tesla products, like the Powerwall, to create energy independence, to offset your carbon footprint, and to give your home an amazing, modern style.
If you’re interested in a solar product, either Solar Roof or traditional solar panels, our experts can help determine the right choice for you!
Request a free estimate for the price of a Solar Roof on your home. One of our Sales Representatives will review your submission to ensure your estimate accurately reflects your project.
After you submit your project details, you will receive an invitation to a video call with a sales representative to discuss your solar roof project. In this video call, our sales representative will walk you through the initial designs and arriving at an initial estimated installation price.
Based on the initial estimate, if you decide Solar Roof could be right for your home, you can move into the formal design phase. In this phase we work with you to more thoroughly evaluate your solar energy goals, project requirements, and production potential for different solar roof configurations.
Before the final installation, we prepare all the necessary permitting and documents to make sure your home, city, and electric company are ready for your Solar Roof.
Tesla Solar Roof can easily power most homes. Weddle & Sons will consider several factors to make sure that your solar roof can provide adequate power to your home. Many of those factors include:
We’ll make sure that your solar roof is capable of the kilowatt production (or electricity generation) your home needs. For large homes that have several power hungry appliances, like hot tubs and large HVAC systems, your kilowatt needs will be larger. Smaller homes with fewer appliances will need less kilowatt production.
Weddle & Sons will perform an energy audit during the design phase of your Solar Roof, so we’ll know exactly how much kilowatt production your home will need.
Not all roofs are capable of the same solar capture. Complicated roofs may need more photovoltaic tiles capable of solar capture compared to simple, flat roofs. Our design experts will make sure we know how many photovoltaic tiles are needed, and even if your roof design works with Solar Roof.
Many of our solar product customers want to be as independent from the electric grid as possible. While not all municipalities allow for true independence, we’ll make sure you maximize your solar capture and energy production.
Our design experts may recommend Powerwall, a home battery, to store excess electric production for when solar capture is low, like at night.
Solar products in general, including Solar Roof, can increase the value of your home. The reason for that is:
Tesla Solar Roof also offers unique benefits not found with other solar products, like:
Getting a Tesla Solar Roof is a great investment into your home. Not only will you get a cutting-edge solar product, you’re also receiving a premium roof.
Can you go off-grid with a Powerwall and Tesla Solar Roof?
It is possible to go off-grid with a Powerwall and a Tesla Solar Roof, but going off-grid requires more than just having these two products. If you want to be completely off-grid, you’ll need to have all of the following:
Sufficient Kilowatt Production (or Solar Capture)
If your roof isn’t capable of capturing enough sunlight for your electric needs, then you won’t be able to go off-grid. Weddle & Sons will perform an energy audit of how much energy you currently use. Depending on the layout of your roof, it may not be possible to be completely off-grid, though our technicians will be able to determine this during your free consultation.
Living in a Municipality or Having a Utility That Allows You to Be Off-Grid
Unfortunately, even if you have the hardware and kilowatt production required to be off-grid, sometimes it’s simply not allowed. Local municipalities and utility companies often require you to be connected to the energy grid. Some will even cap how many kilowatts your roof is allowed to produce.
If you aren’t sure whether you’re allowed to go off-grid, our Certified Installers will let you know about energy regulations specific to your location and electric utility.
Do I get a tax credit with Tesla Solar Roof?
In 2022, your Tesla Solar Roof will be eligible for a tax credit equal to 26% of the total cost of the project. This includes the material costs and the installation costs. We guarantee we’ll get you the best tax credit available for your solar project.
How much energy can Tesla Solar Roof generate?
A Tesla Solar Roof can generate an enormous range of energy, starting from very low production for small homes to large production for larger homes or businesses. The lowest kilowatt roof we have installed was a 4KW roof, while the highest we have installed is a 51KW roof. Those aren’t lower and upper limits, it’s just the range of what our customers have needed!
How much kilowatts your Solar Roof can produce is largely based on the photovoltaic tiles (or PV tiles) used to build your roof. Each tile produces 72W of energy, but your roof will also have basic tempered glass tiles that can’t produce energy. Our Solar Roof experts will determine how many PV tiles are needed to satisfy your energy needs.
Remember, sometimes local regulations will limit how many kilowatts your roof can produce, so it’s possible you won’t have enough PV tiles to meet all of your energy needs and truly go “off-grid.” We’ll let you know about the specific regulations in your area and how much kilowatts your roof will be allowed to produce.
Does Tesla Solar price include installation?
When you receive a price quote from us, it will include both materials and installation costs. You won’t need to worry about surprise fees or expenses. Remember, the 26% tax credit you’ll receive on your Solar Roof includes material and installation costs.
Once we begin installation, you can expect an average installation time of about a week to complete the project. This is a rough estimate, and there are a lot of factors that can impact your timeframe. When we give you a project quote, we’ll also give you a more accurate estimate of how long the project will take. Here are some factors that can impact installation times:
Finally, the local utility may delay when you can begin using your Solar Roof. Even after installation is complete, the utility will need to take action to formally connect it to the grid, when required. We’ll give you a rough estimate of how long it will take, depending on your location.
What is the difference between Solar Roof and traditional solar panels?
Traditional solar panels are fixtures that are installed on your roof. Their kilowatt production is comparable to Solar Roof, and sometimes they are a better choice for roofs that have a design that just doesn’t work for the PV tiles used in Solar Roof installations. Like Solar Roof, traditional panels reduce your carbon footprint and are a step towards energy independence.
Solar Roof, on the other hand, is the roof. The PV tiles and non-functional tempered glass tiles replace the shingles used in traditional roofs. They are extremely durable, and also create a sleek aesthetic that makes your roof look amazing. Solar Roof is also designed to easily work with products like Powerwall, a Tesla-branded battery that stores excess electricity.
Our solar product experts will help you to determine which solar product is right for your home or for your energy needs.
Yes! For tax year 2022 there is a 26% Investment Tax Credit available that applies to a large portion of a Solar Roof installation and all of a Powerwall installation when done as part of a solar project. Some states and utilities have other credits available, and we usually can inform you if there are additional incentives in your area.
Click here for more detailed information about how to qualify for the tax credit.
Pricing is still evolving but our general guidance is that a new Solar Roof is likely to cost between $1500-2000 square before incentives. This figure is highly dependent on the size of the photovoltaic (PV) system chosen (the number of “active” PV tiles compared to glass tiles) and the complexity of the roof design and number of obstructions (skylights, chimneys, pipes) on the roof deck. We are optimistic about developing expertise and methods of installing this more efficiently over time to hopefully bring this price down in the future. We have an online configuration tool to help you estimate the price of your project.
A single Powerwall battery storage system installation runs between $11,000 – 13,000 depending on whether other electrical upgrades are necessary. Additional Powerwall units can be added for around $9,000 to increase storage and backup capacity.
Yes! We are pleased to offer a financing program through Sunlight Financial that is designed exclusively for Tesla Solar Roof and Powerwall. The program offers 10 or 20 year fixed rate loans with no prepayment penalty and a one-time optional re-amortization that allows homeowners to apply tax refunds from the Investment Tax Credit to reduce monthly payments for the remainder of the loan. In some cases, our clients have found it even more, the current interest rate and property value environment has made refinancing an attractive option for some clients.