Tesla Solar Roof Pre-orders Open Today In The US

Posted: May 10 2017, 8:57am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Tesla Solar Roof Pre-orders Open Today in the US
  • Tesla Starts Taking Pre-orders of its Solar Roof Tiles This Afternoon

Tesla Motors is tallying the long line of customers who are waiting for its solar roof tiles which are made of glass.

Tesla is about to take orders for its solar roof tiles. They are made of glass and will arrive at the residential premises of the customers later on in 2017. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors made this announcement on his Twitter account. These glass roof segments were declared to be present in the market in 2016.

They come in four types: smooth, textured, slate and Tuscan. Musk tweeted that customers can order the tiles from any nation in the world. The initial burst of buying frenzy will occur in the USA this year followed by a worldwide sales drive starting from the year 2018, according to CNBC.

The announcements that Musk made have been a bit too early though. This just shows the genius CEO’s ambition and enthusiasm. Tesla seeing future competition, such as that coming from Volkswagen, has decided to diversify beyond vehicles. SolarCity was acquired by the company last year. Tesla began making a product called Powerwall soon after that acquisition.

Musk recently said that climate change is very real despite what some people may say regarding it and that we ought to improve the conditions of the earth by leaving behind a smaller carbon footprint.

The only problem up until now had been that solar panels had not appeared to be very aesthetic in their external form. That is the reason why Tesla introduced its glass roof solar tiles which look like slates yet are made from a glass-like material.

The foray into this branch of manufacturing is rather like Tesla’s earlier entry into the electric car market. It was a tentative move yet it paid off in scads. It is hoped that this venture will prove to be a lucrative deal as well in the near future.

According to CNet, for those who cannot afford a Tesla vehicle, the solar tiles are much more economical and can be bought without creating a dent in the wallet. The tiles will store energy from sunlight and thus power the appliances throughout the homes of the buyers.

According to Techcrunch, only two of the four styles in which the tiles are available are going to be available for now. The prices of solar panels have been decreasing in the past couple of years. The tiles are transparent and seem to meld with the structures of the roofs as well which is indeed a good thing.

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