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k20350 t1_ivdtq0l wrote

The thing that kills me with the Tesla roof is it's warrantied for 25 years. There isn't a goddamn electronic in existence that lasts 25 years in the elements without significant maintenance. They have to have a loophole to get out. No matter what those panels are going to take a beating outside in whatever climate.


netz_pirat t1_ive7sgx wrote

I doubt it. In Germany started in 2000 with large scale investments in renewables, so there are plenty first-gen solar panels out there. And I haven't heard of major issues. Efficiency goes down over time, yes, but other than that, it seems as unless you drop a mobile crane on the roof, they hold up fairly well.


Fausterion18 t1_ive9s0e wrote

Lol imagine trusting in a Tesla warranty when they had to be sued to remove defective solar panels they installed on Walmart roofs because they kept catching fire.

This is a problem specific to Tesla tho, the other companies are generally much more reliable.


Masark t1_ivfmu1a wrote

25 years is pretty standard for solar. A few manufacturers offer 30 years.