Tesla's solar roof can be orderd starting today

10.05.2017

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has announced today, that the company is accepting orders for their solar tiles starting this afternoon. The announcement has been made using Twitter. Now customers can pre-order the black glass smooth and the textured version.

Starting today Tesla's solar tiles can be ordered "for almost any country, as Elon Musk, the company's CEO said. He also stated, that delivery and installation will take place in the U.S. this year and in 2018 in overseas countries.

 

Until now there has been no announcement concerning the price of the solar roof. Previous hints from Tesla on the cost of its solar tiles have suggested the price of the system will amount to the price of an ordinary roof plus the cost of electricity.

Tesla announced the quartz glass solar roof tiles last fall, showing off four aesthetic looks that resembled fairly closely a current roofing material style. The tiles are transparent to allow sunlight to penetrate the cells from above but appear opaque when viewed from an angle. And they have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, while aiming to blend in rather better with traditional roofing aesthetic.

TechCrunch / Philipp Kronsbein

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