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.
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.
A look at The Slate Solar Roof Tiles on a home:
Introducing solar roof: beautiful & durable ts.la/13ZJE
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:
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
Thanks to my friend Judie Stanford of Gear Diary for inspiring this post.