Tesla has launched the third version of its “solar tiles” for use in residential buildings. Tesla CEO Elon Musk in an interview with Techcrunch said a lot of interesting details about a very promising development. In particular, it became known that the creation of the Tesla will cost at installation is much cheaper than installing a roof and solar panels separately. And also that the company plans to start installing a record number of roofs to generate energy.
What is a solar roof, a Tesla?
Solar shingles Tesla, which received the laconic name Solarglass, is a device that looks the same as regular tile, but which at the same time, time is like the real solar panels for energy.
In versions one and two, we still figured out how better could work the new technology,” says Elon Musk. The third version is finally ready to use.
Website solar roof from Tesla lets you know the approximate price of installation of the device. It will cost approximately 42500 USD for a house with 2000 square feet (about 610 square meters). Power one solar panel is 10 kW. For residents of the United States also provided a rather interesting feature: people can enter your address and receive a full quotation for the installation and maintenance of the roof.
Roof Solarglass will have meaning only for those who are relatively new roof, — explained Mr. Musk. With our new production technology, we have been able to achieve a price point that is less than the average cost of a roof installed included solar panels on top of the roof. Therefore, in the case of renovation or new home construction, the use of the roof of the new type is justified.
However, the company still need to do some research. In particular, the need to develop the technology installation. Over that Tesla will work from two teams. And, interestingly, not together, but competing with each other. First Tesla hires and trains qualified installers who receive special certificates. They will compete with each other. How do you assess this approach? Write about it in our chat in Telegram.
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But the long-term plan is not just to install roofs quickly, but that ultimately, the people who have experience and expertise, was able to train third-party contractors in order to increase the number of professionals with the right skills.
We do everything as quickly as possible. We would like to have our roof installed even faster than regular tile. In the near future we plan to develop indicators according to which we can mount up to 1000 roofs a week. summed up Elon Musk.
The warranty on the installed roof from Tesla is 15 years. However, the roof has a special technology Weatherization, which includes not only protection from rain, snow and hail but the winds up to 130 miles per hour (about 290 kilometres per hour). In addition, the “solar roof” produces more energy than similar sized roof, with traditional panels. Well this is rather promising not only from the point of view of saving energy, but also for the ecology of our planet.