As Elon Musk twitted yesterday, today Tesla’s revolutionary solar roof just went on sale, almost all around the world. In the United States, people can expect to receive their order around the end of the year, and overseas, somewhere around next year.
Bellow you can see the incredible strength of the Tesla solar roofs (on the left), versus the ordinary roof (on the middle and on the right).
Because of this outstanding performance, Tesla is giving away an infinity warranty, with the Tesla website saying that the tiles are literally guaranteed forever: “Glass solar tiles are so durable they are warrantied for the lifetime of your house, or infinity, whichever comes first”.
The test above was conducted by Tesla at an amazing 2500 frames per second, and the stone hits the tile at around 177kph. So, not only the roofs will be cheaper than conventional roofs, but it will be more resistant, and with a bigger cost efficiency benefit. It is also stated at the site that the tiles will be able to be used alongside with other energy solutions, like for instance, the Tesla Powerwall battery, that can collect energy during the day, so you can use it during the night and low solar light times.
All of this is possible thanks to the acquisition by Tesla in last November, of SolarCity, giving Tesla the means for a complete integrated home energy experience.
So, thanks to Tesla, we finally have a great and more affordable solution to get out of the grid for good, while having a reliable energy source, without the risk that the conventional solar panel solutions bring. What an amazing time to live in!