Tesla fits the first houses with solar roof panels (market research (Tesla…
Tesla fits the first houses with solar roof panels
The panels were announced in an event on October 28, 2016, on a set once used for the TV show Desperate Housewives at Universal Studios, LA
do not degrade over time like asphalt or concrete
more than three times stronger than standard roofing tiles, yet half the weight
look like any old roof tile the panels
Each of the tiles is made from glass and is designed to be a "more attractive way" to introduce solar panels to more homes
capture sunlight and convert it into electric energy
two types of tiles — solar and non-solar
there are four options available: Tuscan Glass Tile, Slate Glass Tile, Textured Glass Tile and Smooth Glass Tile
Tesla claims the typical homeowner should expect to pay $21.85 per square foot.
has created a calculator using data from Google Sunroof used 3D modelling to determine how much solar output houses can generate => 30 years
The roof and battery technology could potentially open a whole new market for the company, making solar power a key component for new and existing houses
up to 13 per cent of the electricity generated around the world could be done by 2030 through solar power
Countries such as Brazil, Chile and South Africa are some of the most attractive markets at the moment for solar power.
partners and consumers
Tesla employees – including his own and co-founder JB Staubel's
teaming up with Panasonic to manufacture solar panels and modules
. The two companies entered into a so-called, "non-binding letter of intent" under which they will collaborate on the production of photovoltaic (PV) cells, based at Tesla's (formerly SolarCity's) factory in Buffalo, New York.