Tesla Bringing Solar Panels and PowerWall to Home Depot
While the Tesla electric cars and solar tiles have grabbed the headlines, the company has quietly made a deal to bring residential solar power technology to select Home Depot stores.
Soon, customers across the country will be able to boast Tesla Residential Rooftop Solar, along with its rechargeable battery technology simply known as the Powerwall, in their homes. To get started:
Beginning Wednesday, February 7, visit HomeDepot.com to confirm availability in your area, then submit your contact information. A member of the Home Energy Services team will call you to schedule a free in-home consultation.
At the scheduled time, a solar panel specialist will come to your home to discuss your needs and provide product options and pricing.
Tesla will then set up a convenient installation date based on your schedule. An expert installer will provide all the materials and complete your installation. The Home Energy consultation is free and can be scheduled at the homeowner's convenience with no obligation to purchase.
To start, Tesla is setting up branded kiosks in more than 600 Home Depot stores. Eventually, the Tesla products will be offered in more than 800 of Home Depot's 2,200 U.S. locations. The first Tesla kiosks were set up in Home Depot stores throughout Southern California, Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida.
The move builds on a relationship that SolarCity, the solar panel installation company acquired by Tesla in 2016, already had with Home Depot. In 2013, SolarCity began marketing to consumers from within Home Depot stores. At this point, Tesla won't be offering its solar roof tiles at retail; they are available only via the website.
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Companies: The Home Depot