Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla Solar Roof Overview Updated March 24, 2017 Tesla Solar Roof solar roof See All Tesla Solar Roof Stories 17 Tesla Solar Roof stories September 2016 – March 2017 Tesla and SolarCity developed a solar roof system that integrates the solar cells and modules inside the structure of the roof rather than just panels on a roof. They are is using a high-efficiency solar cell, which will be manufactured by Panasonic, covered with a “color louver film”, which allows cells to blend into the roof while exposing them to the sun above, and finally a tempered glass on top for durability. The product is offered in 4 different styles: Textured Glass Tile, Slate Glass Tile, Tuscan Glass Tile, and Smooth Glass Tile. The new product was unveiled on October 28, 2016, at a joint event with Tesla and SolarCity in Los Angeles. If you want to install a solar array at your home, business (or your gas station), you can see if it makes sense for your property and if you can be saving money on your energy bill here.
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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

At the end of the day, solar roofs are not going to be a seamless product integration for Tesla. And yet, the concept certainly has the feel of the Tesla brand. Many had been questioning how Musk could possibly give solar panels the exquisite Tesla feel when they usually stick out, often contrasting with a roof’s design. The solar roof and the sleek glass roof tiles appear to be just the answer Musk was seeking for Tesla’s entrance into the solar industry.

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla’s solar roof to cost less than a regular roof – even before energy production, says Elon Musk Fred Lambert – Nov. 17th 2016 4:59 pm ET @FredericLambert Tesla Tesla Solar Roof View Comments TwitterFacebookGooglePinterestReddit Elon Musk made quite the announcement today. During the special shareholders meeting to approve the merger with SolarCity, which they approved by 85%, he said that he was coming back from a meeting with the SolarCity engineering team about the solar roof and that he now feels confident that they could deliver the product at a lower cost than a regular roof – even before energy production. That’s different from what the company was claiming before the meeting today. expand full story
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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Technology Running the Numbers for Tesla’s Solar Roof: How Much Will It Cost You? Barry Cinnamon digs into the economics of Tesla’s newest tech. And despite the lack of information, he’s pretty optimistic about the prospects for the solar roof. by Barry Cinnamon November 08, 2016 Barry Cinnamon digs into the economics of Tesla’s newest tech. And despite the lack of information, he’s pretty optimistic about the prospects for the solar roof. by Barry Cinnamon November 08, 2016 136
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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Running the Numbers for Tesla’s Solar Roof: How Much Will It Cost You? Barry Cinnamon digs into the economics of Tesla’s newest tech. And despite the lack of information, he’s pretty optimistic about the prospects for the solar roof. by Barry Cinnamon November 08, 2016 Barry Cinnamon digs into the economics of Tesla’s newest tech. And despite the lack of information, he’s pretty optimistic about the prospects for the solar roof. by Barry Cinnamon November 08, 2016 136
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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Running the Numbers for Tesla’s Solar Roof: How Much Will It Cost You? Barry Cinnamon digs into the economics of Tesla’s newest tech. And despite the lack of information, he’s pretty optimistic about the prospects for the solar roof. by Barry Cinnamon November 08, 2016 Barry Cinnamon digs into the economics of Tesla’s newest tech. And despite the lack of information, he’s pretty optimistic about the prospects for the solar roof. by Barry Cinnamon November 08, 2016
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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla and SolarCity developed a solar roof system that integrates the solar cells and modules inside the structure of the roof rather than just panels on a roof. They are is using a high-efficiency solar cell, which will be manufactured by Panasonic, covered with a “color louver film”, which allows cells to blend into the roof while exposing them to the sun above, and finally a tempered glass on top for durability. The product is offered in 4 different styles: Textured Glass Tile, Slate Glass Tile, Tuscan Glass Tile, and Smooth Glass Tile. The new product was unveiled on October 28, 2016, at a joint event with Tesla and SolarCity in Los Angeles. If you want to install a solar array at your home, business (or your gas station), you can see if it makes sense for your property and if you can be saving money on your energy bill here.
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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

We were live at Universal Studios in Los Angeles today for Tesla’s unveiling of its new integrated energy solution with ‘solar roof and Powerwall’. For the event, Tesla and SolarCity retrofitted with the new solar roof solutions a bunch of houses used for film and tv sets by Universal Studios. The company surprised everyone with not only one solar roof, but several new solar roof options, including designs that look like Textured Glass Tile, Slate Glass Tile, Tuscan Glass Tile, and Smooth Glass Tile. expand full story

Tesla and its esteemed chairman have a long way to go to affirm their status as a real player in both the solar PV and green roofing industries. How they will make this roof concept cost-competitive and how they will effectively absorb the financial turmoil of SolarCity are two big hurdles for the clean energy behemoth. But for now, Musk has done his job. The world’s interest is piqued and millions of homeowners are already anxiously anticipating Tesla Energy’s new solar product coming to market in 2017. For those solar shoppers who are wondering what a rooftop solar installation would cost them today, check out our Solar Calculator to get a free personalized estimate.
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Innovations in the business model related to solar roof installations, for which both Tesla and SolarCity are well known, can further reduce costs. So on the whole, I’m optimistic that new solar technologies like Tesla’s solar roof will contribute to continued rapid growth in the residential solar industry.
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I am an Elon Musk fan, eagerly awaitting my Tesla 3. Although the base price is $35k, I am asssuming @ a +30% price increase by delivery. I will rejoice in no longer funding the fossil fuel industry to drive my car. My home will need a new roof soon. We are already reaping thebenefits & the satsifacion of PV panels virtually eliminating our electric bill, so I am VERY interested in Tesla’s new roofing PV system, and just as the cost of the original Tesla S was for the +5%, the Tesla 3 is in the range of the Common Man. I believe Musk will succed in making this venture affordable to the masses. He is bringing is a small, but significant window of hope, for the health of the planet, in these desperate times. Thanx Elon!
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Cost is a enormous grey area for this new product – Tesla hasn’t made any pricing information available to date. With a company like Tesla, it will be hard to even venture a guess for what these glorious glass roofs will cost. After all, they’re a premium product made of quartz and are virtually unbreakable – it’s possible that Tesla’s solar roof will be a solar option for the top 1-5% and not the majority of prospective homeowners.
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In order to bring to market its new series of ‘Solar Roof’ products, Tesla announced last year that they are bringing together a lot of technologies under one roof at their newly acquired factory in Buffalo, now known as ‘Gigafactory 2‘. It includes tech developed in-house by Tesla, some tech by Panasonic, and tech from SolarCity and its subsidiaries. The deal is somewhat complicated with a lot of moving parts, which now clearly shows why Elon Musk wanted Tesla to acquire SolarCity since it will simplify the complicated partnership. expand full story
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One final factor: the Tesla Solar Roof will work like any rooftop solar system, connecting to your home’s electric panel through an inverter. You could stop there, but the system is being packaged alongside Tesla’s forthcoming Powerwall 2.0, a battery storage device with a built-in inverter and an installed cost of $6,500. Combining Solar Roof and Powerwall 2.0, Musk promises, will power an entire home with 100 percent renewable energy.
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Much of what we had expected for the roof product is what we got on October 28 – the only surprise was the appearance and the use of a supposedly unbreakable glass apparatus. With the SolarCity’s acquisition expected post November 17’s big merger decision, Tesla is starting to leverage the new resources available to them. Other than SolarCity’s massive installer workforce – which will be doing more building and less installing in the future – the asset most important to Musk’s solar glass roof will be Panasonic’s impressive panel efficiency and the durability of the tiles and shingles being made. Musk demonstrated in the launch the strength of his new roofing product, testing heavy weights on three common roofing shingles as well as his own. Sure enough, the Tesla roof was the only one that could withstand the weight and pressure. “It’s made of quartz” explained Musk. “It has a quasi-infinite lifetime.”