Tesla didn’t quite fulfill its promise to start Solar Roof sales in April, but you thankfully haven’t had to wait that much longer to pull the trigger. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will be accepting orders for the tiles from later this afternoon, but only two of the four possible tile styles (the black glass smooth and textured versions) are being made available at this point.
Tesla solar glass roof orders open this afternoon. I think it will be great. More in about 10 hours …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 10, 2017
Musk also confirmed that deployment — i.e. delivery and installation — will be this year in the US, and in 2018 for overseas orders.
He also previously discussed the possibility of making the Solar Roof tiles’ warranty last for the lifetime of the house on which it is installed, and they actually did it.
“Made with tempered glass, Solar Roof tiles are more than three times stronger than standard roofing tiles. That’s why we offer the best warranty in the industry – the lifetime of your house, or infinity, whichever comes first,” Musk said. The solar power generation is guaranteed for 30 years, which is on the higher end in the solar panel industry.
While the price will vary depending on your home, of course, the company estimates that a “typical” buyer will pay about $21.85 per square foot instead of $24.50 for a regular roof. Not that there will be much mystery regardless of what you pay — Tesla is offering a cost calculator to figure out your real-world expenses. The tool uses your roof size, local electricity prices and even regional sunlight levels to both gauge the cost of the roof as well as the value of the energy you’d generate.
Tesla is convinced you’ll likely save money in the long run, but this gives you a way to find out whether that’s true for your particular abode. Even if you’re skeptical of Tesla’s methods, this should at least tell you whether or not a Solar Roof is viable. You might not want to spring for one if you’re in a perpetually gloomy area.
Whatever you decide, this is definitely one of Tesla’s grander experiments. The company has already dipped into energy through its Powerwall batteries (which come with the Roof) and SolarCity’s existing sales, but it’s another matter entirely to offer cutting-edge solar power directly to customers. There’s a considerably wider audience for solar power than there is for stand-alone batteries, and it’s unclear how many people will take to this versus playing it safe with conventional panels. With that said, Tesla’s name and clever tech might at least get its foot in the door.
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