Tesla’s solar roof tiles go adult for pre-order today

Tesla is opening adult pre-orders for a solar roof tiles currently — a small after than previously slated.

CEO Elon Musk tweeted that a association will be usurpation orders for a tiles from after this afternoon. Although usually dual of a 4 probable tile styles are being made available during this point.

Responding to a question via Twitter Musk said the initial chronicle of a tiles that can be pre-ordered are the black potion well-spoken and textured versions.

Tuscan and French line-up versions will be accessible to sequence “in about 6 months”, he added.

Musk said the tiles can be systematic “for roughly any country”, including specific confirms for Australia and a UK.

He also reliable that deployment — i.e. delivery and designation — will be this year in a US, and in 2018 for abroad orders.

There’s no central confirm on cost nonetheless that unequivocally is a pivotal fact here. Because, while normal solar panels might demeanour unsightly, a chronological cost of a renewable record has positively been the biggest separator to wider uptake — yet a cost of solar has also been falling significantly in new years.

Previous hints from Tesla on a cost of its solar tiles have suggested the cost of the system will volume to a cost of an ordinary roof plus a cost of electricity.

Which implies solar tiles will need an initial cost that’s more than a upfront cost of a normal line-up roof. But we should know some-more in a few hours…


Tesla announced a quartz potion solar roof tiles last fall, display off 4 cultured looks that resembled sincerely closely a stream thatch element style.

The tiles are pure to concede object to dig a cells from above though seem ambiguous when noticed from an angle. And they have roughly homogeneous potency of normal solar appetite entertainment cells, while aiming to mix in rather improved with normal thatch aesthetic.

The product is being billed as being means to beget adequate appetite to entirely appetite a household. While any additional appetite generated could be stored in Tesla’s Powerwall 2.0 battery units, giving a homeowner a backup appetite source to cover direct spikes.

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