They’d been dealing with recurring leaks for almost a year, and had spent that year running after the company they believed was the root of the problem — Tesla. Elon Musk’s Tesla is best known for its electric cars but it also has a solar energy division, called Tesla Energy, which had installed solar panels on the roof before the couple bought the house. the first house they’d ever owned — in June 2019 for $570,000. To close the deal, they had to assume the lease of the Tesla Solar panels sitting on the house’s roof, Fedorko said. Although Tesla offered to pay for many of the leaks — most explicitly, via its $33,000 compensation offer — it denied that the leaks led to the mold infestation.