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Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc. Report CEO Elon Musk is shaking up the solar power industry again.

The controversial entrepreneur took to Twitter over the weekend to announce that customers can now rent solar panels from Tesla Solar.

The offer is restricted to homeowners, and the rentals are offered at $50 a month except in California where consumers would pay $65.

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The potential savings for each household could be hefty but vary considerably by state, according to the Tesla website. It states that Californians could save between $250 and $650 a year after the rental fees have been paid. On the other hand, if you live in New Jersey you'd likely be ahead by a more modest $20 to $180 each year.

The deal allows consumers to cancel the solar rental when they wish. However, restoring the roof to its original condition will cost the homeowner $1,500 after the panels are removed.

Tesla purchased SolarCity in 2016, which was then the leading light in solar energy, but this year it has slipped to third place behind Sunrun (RUN) - Get Sunrun Inc. Report and Vivint Solar (VSLR) - Get Vivint Solar Inc Report .  

Constable owns none of the securities listed in this story.