Youtube review after one year with his Solar Roof System: Tesla Solar Roof Review: Was it Worth It? - YouTube
He has quite the system. 29kw solar roof!
Brownlee’s system, a 29.313 kilowatt solar roof tile array coupled with three Powerwall 3s, totaling 40.5 kilowatt-hours, was installed on his roof in November 2021 and activated in July 2022. The total cost of the system, including all materials, labor, installation, and the batteries, amounted to $120,948.04 USD. However, a substantial federal tax credit of nearly $30,000 brought the total cost down to around $93,000.
Interestingly enough, MKBHD’s choice of Tesla Solar Roof tiles came at a time when he didn’t even need a new roof. But he said his roof has lots of pitches and the total area with Tesla’s Roof Tiles resulted in a bigger solar system.
Over the course of a year, Brownlee used 54,390 Kwh of electricity, which would have cost him approximately $9,663, including the energy used to drive his Model S Plaid. The system’s efficiency means that it will pay for itself in about 9.6 years. He noted that regular Tesla solar panels would have resulted in a 19 kilowatt setup.