Tesla Launches The First Truly Tasteful Solar Roof Tiles.

As the world continues to transition to sustainable energy, more and more options become available. The recent acquisition of SolarCity Corp. by Tesla Motors adds style to those options with the first truly good looking solar roof tiles.

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Last November the news broke that Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors Inc. shareholders overwhelmingly approved the acquisition of SolarCity Corp. The deal, valued at about $2 billion, melded the maker of all-electric cars and batteries with the installer of rooftop solar panels. The product is said to be equivalent in cost, or slightly cheaper, than a normal roof and installations will begin in volume later this year.

Tesla Glass Solar Tiles Shown on Home

The innovative and beautiful Solar Roof Tiles from Tesla, which come in 4 styles, are designed to work with or without Tesla’s Powerwall battery.

The abundant energy source captured through the roofing turns sunlight into electricity for immediate use or storage in Tesla’s Powerwall battery, with which it seamlessly integrates.

Designed to look like tasteful roofing shingles and tiles, these are manufactured with durable, long lasting tempered-glass in four styles that complement and power your home.

Tesla Slate Glass Solar Roof Tiles

A look at The Slate Solar Roof Tiles on a home:

 

Introducing solar roof: beautiful & durable ts.la/13ZJE

Tesla Glass Solar Roof Tiles
Tesla Terra Cotta Glass Solar Roof Tiles
Tesla Textured Glass Solar Roof Tiles

Solar tiles integrated into the roof are invisible when viewed from the street, yet are fully exposed to the sun from above:

Should you think they are too pricey, keep in mind that they actually cost lower than a traditional roof when combined with the projected utility bill savings.

Together Tesla and Solar City have already powered an island with the world’s most advanced microgrid:

SolarCity and Tesla: Tau Microgrid

With the help of 1.4 megawatts of solar and 6 megawatt hours of battery storage from 60 Tesla Powerpacks, the island of Ta’u in American Samoa can be powered by nearly 100% renewable energy. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2fZF09U


Sign up here to be the first in your neighborhood to order a solar roof when production begins in mid 2017.

all information, videos and photos courtesy of Tesla Motors and Solar City Corp.

Thanks to my friend Judie Stanford of Gear Diary for inspiring this post.

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  • Now that is a good-looking solar option! Thank you for the shoutout. =)

    • My pleasure! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Richard Shockey

    Has anyone found info. are: costs. I hear that they are comparable to normal roofing.