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Pre-orders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles to go up today – ANITH
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Pre-orders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles to go up today

Pre-orders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles to go up today


Originally, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company’s new solar roof tiles would be coming in April

While that timeline slipped slightly, Musk tweeted Wednesday morning that the orders would open sometime on Wednesday. The company’s solar roof tiles, which blend more seamlessly into home designs that traditional photovoltaic panels, have the potential to revolutionize the market for residential solar. 

In another tweet, Musk said the roof can be ordered for “almost any country.” However, deployment to customers’ homes will start this year in the U.S., and next year overseas. 

What “almost any country” means is anyone’s guess; for example, Tesla’s home battery storage unit, known as the Powerwall, can now be ordered in some but not all European countries. Musk did confirm, in a reply to one Twitter user, that Australia and the UK are on the list. 

Not all tile styles will be available immediately, however. Musk tweeted that black glass smooth and textured styles will come first, with Tuscan and French Slate following in “about six months.”

According to the company, Tesla’s solar roof tiles are more durable than traditional roof tiles (see demonstration below), with the bonus of providing power to your home. All things considered, the total cost of the solar roof should be lower than the cost of a regular roof. 

The solar roof tiles, which are transparent to the sun above but opaque when viewed from the sides, should also be less of an eyesore than traditional solar panels (though Tesla does offer those as well). 

We still don’t know the exact price for the solar roof, which was originally announced in October 2016; we’ll update this article when the pre-orders go live later today. 



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