American automotive and energy company Tesla has recently announced its new Tesla Solar Roof tiles. The company unveiled during this Saturday (October 26, 2019) that it’s officially launching its new Tesla Solar Roof (Version 3). The new Tesla Solar Roof tiles can already be ordered, and the company will send professionals to help you install it.
Tesla, Inc. is based in Palo Alto, California. The company specializes in electric car manufacturing while its subsidiary company known as SolarCity is focused on solar panel manufacturing.
According to Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, if you ‘re looking to install a new roof at your household (or a future house your still planning up) together with solar panels, Tesla’s new Solar Roof tiles are the product you’ll want to use . Elon Musk stated that installing the company’s brand-new tiles “will be cheaper than buying a new roof and separate solar panels.”
As stated before, this is the third version of Tesla’s Solar Roof tiles. The company informed its customers that when compared to the older models/versions (V1 and V2), the Version 3 Tesla Solar Roof tiles pack increased power density. The company reduced the parts used in these new tiles by half, which brought down the costs substantially.
Regarding Tesla’s new tiles’ efficiency when compared to a panel, here follow the stats. At the cell level, the company is targeting energy equivalency but also admitted there’s a slight single digit hit to that efficiency; just to make the tiles look nice.
Tesla also mentioned that you would have a larger area of tiles on your home than you would with panels, which basically makes the company’s new solar tiles a better solution than resorting to solar panels. And not only customers get a bigger amount of area covered, but these tiles also look way better than having your house’s roof flooded with solar panels.
Musk also pointed out that there’s still the possibility of every now and then having some exclusive cases where a roof and panels might come at a cheaper price than buying Tesla’s new Solar Tiles. But Tesla’s CEO also said that he’s certain that for at least 80 percent of the time the company’s Solar Roof would come at a more accessible cost.
One of the biggest advantages that come together with Tesla’s new tiles is the time needed for their installation, as well as how easy the process is. While the company will initially be installing them themselves, it will soon start using third-party contractors to install the roofs. The company’s goal is to have the roofs completely set up in a maximum of eight hours. If you’re not familiar with the amount of time required to have a roof installed, it’s usually a multi-day event, meaning that eight hours is way better than all other possibilities.
At the moment customers can only order the newly released tiles in a black glass style, but the company is hoping to have new variants available every six to nine months. This includes working on a design for clay tiles that will be a great match to any Mediterranean-style house.
Tesla is ramping its new Tesla Solar Roof tiles production up quickly, making these ready for the mass-market. Tesla’s new Solar Roof is already available for order and the company expects to start installing it on its customer’s houses within the upcoming weeks. The Tiles will come with Tesla’s 25-year warranty, which is an impressive warranty length to say the least. That is… if you need a new roof, of course.
A full, brand-new Solar Roof can go anywhere from $33,950 (roof with integrated solar roof shingles) to $43,790 (concrete tile roof with add-on solar panels), but the company also offers the option to buy just new Solar Panels if you don’t need a new roof.
If you’re interested in checking Tesla’s new “solar bad boys” out, clicking this link will take you to the corresponding company’s page.