Elon Musk Unveils New Tesla Solar Roofing Product

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Yesterday, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled what is arguably a game changer in the domestic energy generation and storage. The modern day ‘Tony Stark’, as he is called in some quarters, introduced the company’s solar roofing product along with their power wall battery, a huge step up from the inverters that are common place over here.


He bragged about the fact that the new Tesla Solar Roof product was better looking than standard roofs, and well he’s not wrong. The solar roofing comes in four distinct styles that Tesla presented at the event, including “Textured Glass Tile,” “Slate Glass Tile,” “Tuscan Glass Tile, and “Smooth Glass Tile.” Each of these achieves a different aesthetic look, but all resembled fairly closely a current roofing material style. Each is also transparent to solar, but appears opaque when viewed from an angle.

You can read more about the products and watch the full event video here.




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