Tesla’s Solar Roof Annoucement

By November 16, 2016Roofing Technology
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Tesla Solar Roof

Tesla has unveiled a surprising new product – roofing tiles. That can power your house.

This new technology is very promising for a very simple reason – the sun is always hitting your roof on at least one side. The problem with traditional solar panels is their fixed orientation to the sun. You only get half a day’s worth of sunshine and thus energy.

Elon Musk’s collaboration with SolarCity made this product possible. In combination with Tesla’s Powerwall 2 battery, the technology could power an entire house, completely off the grid, all day.

Musk tweeted that “Solar glass tiles can also incorporate heating elements, like rear defroster on a car, to clear roof of snow and keep generating energy.”

The Tesla solar roof tiles will come in four different styles: Tuscan, slate, smooth and textured. Each has it’s own appeal, and look quite nice on the demo homes.

We don’t know the price tag yet, but they could be a great investment and sustainably responsible choice for the 21st century home.

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Tuscan | Tesla

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Smooth | Tesla

tesla solar roofing

Textured | Tesla

tesla solar roofing

Slate | Tesla

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