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Elon Musk unveiled prototypes of Tesla's Solar Roof tiles In October 2016. They came in four styles that looked just like normal roofing material but were essentially miniaturized versions of traditional solar panels.

The announcement helped Tesla justify its $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity one month later and represented Musk's vision for what the businesses could do together.

It's been almost two years since then. So where are the tiles?

"We now have several hundred homes with the Solar Roof on them, and that's going well. It takes a while to just confirm that the Solar Roof is going to last for 30 years and all the details work out," Musk said on Tesla's Q2 earnings call in August.» Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC

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Riana Boshoff
For a small house, one solar panel with a sink roof can give power (not including the stove) for quite a few days. It turns out that sink roofs keep the heat for longer than tiled roofs. In our neigborhood some people with tiled roofs have a solar panel too. The Eskom load-shedding which led to more frequent power cuts lead us to compare our solar power with other people's solar power in our neighborhood.
Komal.A
Elon has a phattie!
ThisSentenceIsFalse
Looks cool, but for the aesthetic, you have to do a lot of work at great cost. [email protected]*** aesthetics. Use the normal sized panels. Cheaper. Less work.
Andy Baird
Solarcentury have been producing solar tiles and slates since 2005....
Tuck Porter
MMMmmm...Boy, Elon Musk sure has me creatively thinking. Can we update/replace/modify our existing *Home* *Windows* to be Solar Power Capable? I believe we can figure that Solar Tech out in less than *4* *Years* (but the following sudden Legal Legislation required will be problematic and possibly become a political magnet for older energy providers) with a window design. Today, we can see a full color light reflective poster on a *Metro* *Bus* while still maintaining complete see-thru visibility while sitting inside that bus. We can currently convert a sheet of glass (or a type of acrylic/plastic) into a beautiful Wall/Door Mirror by spraying it with a aerosol can of *Mirror* Reflective *Spray* from our Local Hardware Store. Imagine treating just the top third of all our Windows, at Home, that mainly follow the Sun's Path. Next, combine these Top Window Converted Solar Panels with no-hydrogen-leak Batteries and a decent sized DC/AC Converter. I'm not saying or hoping this Home Solar Window method will power your whole house yet, but if you can get your Solar Setup to run your TV, xBox/Playstation, and *Phone* *Charger* (where Millennials now use their Cell Phones the way we used our Laptops & Legacy Desktop Computers), one can stay productive and remain informed from World New Tonight. "Hi Elon! Yes, I'm available for work inside your Creative Think Tank Department. Would Luv to attend your next Power Lunch in Australia!"
cupcakepower
Just wonder whether those tiles are recyclable. One of the cons of solar panels is its toxicity, they’re hard to recycle.
cupcakepower
Just wonder whether those tiles are recyclable. One of the cons of solar panels is its toxicity, they’re hard to recycle.
cupcakepower
Just wonder whether those tiles are recyclable. One of the cons of solar panels is its toxicity, they’re hard to recycle.
cupcakepower
Just wonder whether those tiles are recyclable. One of the cons of solar panels is its toxicity, they’re hard to recycle.
Yang Zhao
30 years? where is planned obsolescence?
lamp007
Glad to see Tesla hasn’t abandoned solar roofing and are still working on it!
seelfy warm
lon Musk has been eating tooo go
adam adam
Would it be better to do like a metal building type sheet then shingle look. Installation would be easier, manufacturing would be too.
iSiP Toronto
100 k lol. Wel damn
Janak Lal Markam
Just Caught A 🐹 Pikachu To Power Your House😎
Jaccobtw
He’s the closest thing we have to Tony Stark
Gene Kelly
What do you do when no sun? Solar at home sounds good, until you realize that it only works with massive subsidies-that is, people who buy electricity from fossil fuels have to pay more to subsidize people with solar.These roof systems are worthless without the subsidy-and taxing others to pay them is bad economics.
Thea Mjolnir
Elon inflating the truth?
camille young
I've been so excited ever since I saw that presentation. I'm building a home in the next year or so and I'm planning everything and I want this roof but for 100K? Goodness! That's not the price he mentioned. I hope they can get that price down. $450 monthly light bill down to $45 is super but like he said, it'll never pay for itself.
MHG MHG
majority of americans are still addicted to large muscle engines, fossil fuel, burning coal to generate electricity, owning large pick-ups and SUVs with family of 1 and extremely uninformed and uneducated in regards to renewable clean energy.
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Greg Furstenwerth was an early adopter of the Tesla Model S, but once the car was out of warranty he had a hard time getting the parts and service he needed. So he took on the repairs himself, and found it surprisingly easy. "If you can put together Legos you can put together a Tesla.”
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