Tesla’s new solar roof tiles are perfect for South Africa

by Nov 10, 2016Food, Green Building, Pollution0 comments

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SolarCity and Tesla have announced new solar products, which include new solar roof tiles and the Powerwall 2.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said their aim is to produce solar roofs which look better than normal roofs, generate electricity, and offer better insulation.

The long-term cost for these solar roofs should also be lower than the cost of a normal roof plus electricity.

Tesla and SolarCity’s new solar roofs come in four styles: Tuscan, Slate, Textured, and Smooth.

“Solar tiles integrated into the roof are invisible when viewed from the street, yet are fully exposed to the sun from above,” said Tesla.

The solar tiles consist of three basic parts:

  • Tempered glass – which is extremely durable and impact resistant.
  • Colour louver film – which allows cells to blend into the roof while exposing them to the sun.
  • High-efficiency solar cells – which produce energy even during high-temperature days.

These solar roofs are suitable to areas which have a lot of sunshine, like South Africa.

Tesla and SolarCity will start installing the new solar roofs in 2017.

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