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Solar energy FAQs

How much does solar energy cost?

Today, solar costs less than traditional electricity in many markets. We can install your system for $0 upfront cost, and you can pay less every month for clean, abundant solar energy than you do to your utility company. › more

How will solar panels look on my roof?

In a word: fabulous. Our modern, low-profile design and premium front trim integrate elegantly into your roof. It’s a look that never goes out of style. › more

How does solar power work?

Our panels capture the sun’s energy, channel it through discreetly placed wires to an inverter, where it’s converted to electricity to power hour home. When your solar power system produces more power than you need, it feeds the power back into the electricity grid. › more

What’s the environmental impact and benefit of solar energy?

It’s big: the average SolarCity solar power system will offset 30 tons of CO2 over 30 years. That’s equivalent to avoiding 60,000 miles driven, planting 2,400 trees or avoiding 16 tons of burned coal. › more

What if I want to sell my solar home?

We get it. You might not stay in your home for the next 20-30 years. And that’s okay. If you move, we’ll be there to help transfer your solar power system’s contract to the new owners. › more

Additional Solar Questions

Additional questions about solar energy?

Ask one of our energy consultants. They can give you the answers you need and let you know if your home qualifies for solar.

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