In addition to the automotive industry, Tesla also focuses on the solar industry. One of the most interesting projects is a solar roof that meets several criteria – functionality, design and price. Solar roofing competes in price and visual terms with conventional roofing, gives a modern and clean impression, and generates electricity.
One of Tesla’s goals is to create a roof that will cost as much as the average roof for an average house. It will also be one of the most durable shingles on the market.
“We are about to complete version 3 of the solar roof. This is actually quite a hard technology problem to have an integrated solar cell with a roof tile, have it look good, and last for 30 years. I am very excited about version 3 of solar roof. We have a shot at being equal to a comp shingle roof plus someone’s utility cost or being lower than that. That’s one of the cheapest roofs available. So you can have a great roof with better economics than a normal fairly cheap roof and your utility bill,” said Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc.
Tesla demonstrated extreme resistance to hail and other projectiles. The panels are covered with a layer of tempered glass. In the laboratory tests on the bag fired an ice ball flying at 160 km per hour. While the normal roofing had turned into a few shards, the Tesla panel withstood the impact.
The company provides an indefinite warranty on the functionality of the covering and 30 years warranty on its ability to generate electricity.
Thanks to locks with quick-connector, roofers take 5-7 days to cover the roof.
Tesla had originally planned to introduce an innovative solar roof in 2018. The deadline was shifted by two years due to delays in the production process.
Tesla’s solar roof panels are currently being built at the company’s Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, New York, but it is not clear when the panels will be available to ordinary citizens.
Source and credit: https://truththeory.com/2019/11/23/teslas-new-solar-roof-will-cost-just-as-much-as-a-normal-roof/, https://www.facebook.com/mashablefutureshift/videos/10156364917299705/?t=87