A solar roof on your home is quite compelling, I’d say. Tech giant Elon Musk announced yesterday on Twitter that orders could begin for this game-changing technology.
In a later tweet he reveals the solar roof panels will also be available internationally, promising to roll them out later in 2017 in the U.S. and then overseas next year.
Harnessing the power of our sun is most definitely in our future, so why not use our home as a personal utility?
The result is a built-in Powerwall that allows solar energy to be collected and stored during the day and used at anytime, even if the grid goes down.
Cheaper Than a Regular Roof
Having a solar roof can help us ween ourselves off of utility companies. While the upfront costs are high, it essentially pays for itself, so it’s ultimately cheaper in the long run, saving you from costly electricity bills.
And in an effort to be transparent, their solar roof calculator helps us determine initial costs.
From the road, it looks like a regular roof. It features both solar and non-solar panels, their combination depending on how much energy the household actually uses. If the household also has an electric car, then more solar panels may be required.
As if that weren’t enough, Tesla has taken things one step further. They are so confident in the design and durability of their panels that they have promised a remarkable warranty:
“Made with tempered glass, Solar Roof tiles are more than three times stronger than standard roofing tiles. That’s why we offer the best warranty in the industry – the lifetime of your house, or infinity, whichever comes first. Watch our hail test video to see how we take durability to a whole new level.”
Beyond revolutionary, this really sets the bar high when it comes to establishing trust between company and consumer.
Test video for the highest (class 4) hail rating, filmed at 2,500 frames per second. Each 5 cm hailstone is travelling 160 km/h on impact.
TESLA SOLAR GLASS TRADITIONAL ROOF TILES