Tesla's solar panels and the Powerwall energy storage will be available at Home Depot stores, while Lowe’s is apparently in talks with Tesla to sell these products too.

During the first half of this year, some 800 Home Depot locations will receive Tesla solar displays with Tesla employees on hand to talk about what's on offer.

Currently there is no word about Solar Roof products, which is still in its market launch infancy.

Several years ago, Home Depot was engaged in solar business with SolarCity, which later came to an end, but now will reborn under the Tesla brand with different rules, as Tesla hopes to sell, not lease the products.

Only time will tell whether this form of selling solar installation and energy storage works out in Tesla's favor.

The costs of Tesla products (average/typical):

  • Solar panels $10,000-$25,000
  • Powerwall: $7,000
  • Solar Roof: $52,000
Source: Bloomberg