Just recently, Elon Musk unveiled a new project- Tesla Solar Roof Tiles. Sure, we’ve already seen a few similar projects throughout the years, but these roof tiles are actually very functional besides being stylish. The main purpose though is to drastically reduce your electricity bills.
It’s commonly known that the energy coming from the sun in just one hour can be used for the entire planet for a year. Knowing how to use it well may be the future of sustainable growth. With this project, Tesla created powerful and durable solar tiles that will basically replace the typical roof.
According to the company, if you decide to install them, they will be able to power the entire home. Also, the Powerwall 2 home battery will store the spare power that’s especially useful for power outages. Let’s talk about the construction. The tiles are made from long lasting tempered-glass that’s impact resistant. This makes them more resilient than terra-cotta, clay and slate tiles.
Because of high-efficiency solar cells, the tiles can produce energy even on days with high temperatures. Also, thanks to a color louver film, the cells will blend into the roof. Speaking of the looks, they will be available in four styles- Tuscan glass, slate glass, textured glass and smooth glass. See the video with Elon Musk unveiling the solar roof below.
As for the life-expectancy, they should outlast the 20-year life cycle that is typical for standard roof tiles. While the exact price is still to be confirmed, Musk stated that they will be more affordable than “a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings.”
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