Tesla CEO Elon Musk on October 28, 2016 unveiled new energy products that focused mainly on alternative or clean energy. Musk in addition to several to several improvements to the Tesla electric vehicles dropped the Solar Roofs.
The billionaire entrepreneur showed off solar-powered roof tiles that eliminate the need for traditional panels and a longer-lasting home battery called Tesla Powerwall, aimed at realizing his vision of selling a fossil fuel free lifestyle to consumers.
How the Powerwall Works
By incorporating solar modules into rooftops, Tesla is hoping to succeed with a solar technology that to date has had little success.
Tesla’s Solar Roofs distinct are made of four main aesthetic variations that is Textured Glass, Slate Glass, Tuscan Glass and Smooth Glass which is going to be a core consideration for prospective buyers and retailers especially those at the top end of the addressable market with the disposable income available to do everything they can to ensure their home looks as good as it possibly can.
Tesla Solar Roofs (Types)
Tesla’s solar tiles claim to be able to power a standard home, and provide spare power via the new Powerwall 2 battery in case of inclement weather or other outages. Musk says that the overall cost will still be less than installing a regular old roof and paying the electric company for power from conventional sources. But Musk’s claims about the new benefits of the new solutions don’t end there.
Tesla’s tiles will actually be more resilient than traditional roofing materials, including terra-cotta, clay and slate tiles.
Tesla gave little detail on cost, except to say that the cost of the roof would be less than a conventional roof plus solar. The product will appeal to home builders and people looking to replace their roofs, Musk said, adding that the shingles would be more durable and have better insulation qualities than conventional roofs.
SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive said the solar roofs could easily have a five percent share of the new roof market within a year or two.
The new generation of home and industrial batteries will be available before the end of the year.