Tesla opens up preorders for its solar roof

Tesla opens up preorders for its solar roof

Tesla's estimate of $21.85 per square foot is based on a roof that's 35% solar tiles.

This translates to about AU$320 a square metre.

Musk had initially claimed that the pricing patterns would amount to the cost of a standard roof "plus electricity".

The company said that while its non-solar tiles are comparable in cost to that of regular roofing tiles, the initial cost of its solar tiles are more expensive. The clean energy company also sells electric vehicles, home and commercial batteries and solar panels. So much to that the company is offering what it calls an "Infinite Tile Warranty".

The "infinity" warranty covers the glass in the tiles, Tesla says. Taking all that into account reduces the cost of a new roof to close to that of a conventional roof, assuming it lasts 30 years. The pre-orders of this high-tech roof require a $1,000 payment to secure a spot on the list. Black glass smooth and textured styles will be available first, followed by Tuscan and French slate six months afterwards.

The news comes from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who took to Twitter to break the big news. Notably, only 70% of a roof will include solar tiles, and customers can decide how they want to calibrate the mix between solar roof tiles and non-solar roof tiles.

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Tesla is opening up pre-orders for its solar roof tiles on Wednesday, May 10, - a little later than previously slated, TechCrunch reports. "I think the aesthetics are really that good".

For most houses, Tesla says only about 40 percent of the roof will be active solar, but the percentage of active tiles depends on how much energy a household needs.

The deployment of the solar roof tiles will happen first in the USA, but the product will be available globally by next year, Musk claims. Bt if we look at the report announced by GTM, the second half of 2016 has not been very good for United States solar companies and shown a decline.

The roof is guaranteed for the life of the home, which is longer than the 20-year lifespan for a typical, non-solar roof, Musk said.

That last bit is an interesting note: not all tiles they install will actually be solar tiles.

"When you have this done, you will have the best looking house in the neighbourhood", he said. A glass tile, without the solar elements costs $11 per square foot, and the solar tiles themselves are $42 per square foot.

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