TESLA: A Look at the Solar Shingle
Tesla’s new solar shingle is quite possibly the sexiest thing in renewable energy and the future of our homes. “The goal is… to have solar roofs that look better than a normal roof, generate electricity, last longer, have better insulation and actually have an installed cost that is less than a normal roof plus the cost of electricity,” Musk told a small crowd, “Why would you buy anything else?”
The solar shingle is revolutionary for 3 main reasons:
- Saves More Money with Less. Elon Musk has stated that the roof shingle will cost less than a traditional roof. This claim does account for the combined projected utility bills savings, but that is still a pretty awesome statement. The fact that solar technology has come so far that this is even possible is quite the success. If the money savings from having a clean renewable power plant on your roof was not enough, consider…
- Tesla Shingles are More Durable. “It’s made of quartz” explained Musk. “It has a quasi-infinite lifetime.” This means your roof will withstand the elements longer and not need to be replaced as frequently as typical asphalt shingles, saving you more money. Check out a video comparing the Tesla shingle to other typical high end roofing materials. http://bit.ly/2durable
- Beauty. These shingles are not only more durable, cost effective and better for the planet, they are downright sexy. One common objection to solar PV is that the panels just aren’t that aesthetically pleasing. Problem. Solved.
The Tesla Solar Shingle is said to be available to the public in 2017. Should these ducks all line up the way Elon Musk intends, this new PV roofing option is sure to dominate the competition. To see if solar is right for your home, please contact us.
See the shingles for yourself!