Tesla’s new solar roof is no ordinary roof, and the looks of it is far from it, as mentioned by Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk. The roof can gather solar energy powers. The roof or roofing replacement comes in four different styles that Tesla unveiled at the event at Universal Studios in LA.
All the roofs are different in their appearance but they share the same materials. They are opaque in feature when looked at it from an angle but are transparent to solar.
The tiles have 98% efficiency, with the current versions at a loss of 2%, according to the Founder, Elon Musk. However, they are working with 3M to improve this efficiency level on coating that can go above 98%, as it could trap the light inside, prompting to it ricochet around and bringing about lesser loss of energy overall before it’s completely diffused.
Something so futuristic and inventive must have a price attached to it and in many cases more than anticipated. In this case, Tesla’s roof cost less than an entire roof. Cost of electricity will also be competitive based on the cost from the grid added with that of a traditional roof, as mentioned by Musk. They, Tesla has declined to disclose information about pricing as it will be based on many factors which includes installation per home specifics.
Standard roofing materials don’t give financial advantage back to the property holder post-establishment of the roof, other than enhancing the cost of the home. Tesla’s item does that, by creating enough vitality to completely control a family, with the power intended to be put away in the new Powerwall 2.0 battery units so property holders can save it in the event of greater need.
Elon Musk has commented that the roofs will last a very long time, and they will start by installing glass tiles in the near 2017. Musk said and we quote, “We expect this to have two or three times the longevity of asphalt. It’s really never going to wear out. It’s got a quasi-infinite lifetime. It’s made of quartz.” If the CEO himself is making such promises, we have to give it more than just a benefit of doubt. Let’s hope that the product is as good as it has been made to sound.