Elon Musk Wants To Amp Up Solar Adoption With Tesla-SolarCity Roof Tiles
Tesla + SolarCity Solar Shingles (+ Video) | CleanTechnica
"between 4 and 5 million new roofs are installed in America every year and many times more than that are installed worldwide. If the cost of a solar roof was less than what a homeowner would spend for a conventional roof plus utility bills that wouldn’t have to be paid over the roof’s 30 year useful life, “Why wouldn’t you?” Musk asked.
The secret sauce in all this is a series of micro-louvers built into each tile, technology developed in cooperation with 3M Corporation. The louvers allow sunlight to shine directly on the solar cells below but hide them from view from the street. The result is the best of both worlds — solar panels that generate electricity and a roof that generates compliments and adds value to any home."
Tesla/SolarCity launches multiple styled solar roof tiles replicating original tile aesthetics | PV-Tech
Solar Shingles are not new concept, same as electric cars ware not new before Tesla Motors
and mobile phones ware not new before iPhone...
Solar Shingles: An Alternative to Solar Panels
Sun Roof: Solar Panel Shingles Come Down in Price, Gain in Popularity - Scientific American
Elon Musk Says Tesla's New Solar Tiles Can Defrost Themselves | Inverse
Solar glass tiles can also incorporate heating elements, like rear defroster on a car, to clear roof of snow and keep generating energy— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 29, 2016