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.