Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Orders Begin in April
Look at it this way, by installing a solar roof, you’re not only generating energy for your house but cash as well. If you think about how much money you spend on electricity bills as a homeowner, your mind will automatically urge you to go solar! Fortunately, this new innovation is hitting the market soon enough.
Tesla will begin taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, says CEO Elon Musk on Twitter. While the company still hadn’t disclosed detailed pricing on the tiles, in reference to a previous presentation of the product by Musk, the company’s aim is to create solar tiles that are cheaper than regular roof tiles without sacrificing quality. According to Tesla’s official website, product installations will begin mid of 2017.
Tesla seeks to revolutionize the energy industry and with its powerful, beautiful and more importantly affordable roofs, the company is steadily moving toward achieving that. Tesla wants homeowners to put their money to better use, ‘’When you go solar you can save on your monthly utility bill and secure lower fixed energy rates for years to come,’’ as stated on the company’s website.
The anatomy of the solar roof tile consists of three layers: a colored louver film that allows the cells to blend into the roof while minimizing solar efficiency loss, a high-efficient solar cell that produces more energy even at higher temperatures. The solar cells on the roof tiles are practically invisible to the naked eye, however, they are high absorbent of sun lights. And thirdly, tempered glass that makes the solar roof tiles extremely durable.
The glass tiles are ‘’as tough as steel’’ as described by Tesla. The strong tempered glass bear nearly three times the force of standard roof tiles. The company has developed four roof tile styles: Tuscan glass, smooth glass, slate glass, and textured glass tiles.
Musk summarized the vision of his company’s solar roof tiles:’’ [we want it to] look better, generate electricity, last longer, have better insulation, have a lesser cost than electricity. so why would you buy anything else?’’