Elon Musk’s Tesla announced its new innovative solar roof tiles. The CEO of the company Elon Musk claims the cost of the solar roof will be way lesser than the combined cost of making a roof and installing solar panels. The new solar roof tiles mark the third generation of solar roofs.
The company said the third-generation solar roof tiles have more power density than the second generation. The parts used in the tiles become half of the previous one; as a result, the cost of the tiles reduced significantly. Musk revealed that at least 80% of the time, the solar tiles cost less as compared to the roof and separate solar panel cost.
The ease of installation will be the biggest selling point for the new generation tiles. The company targets 8 hours of installation time, which can be considered as very quick. Currently, Tesla is installing the solar tiles, but the company has the plan to include third-party contractors for installation very soon.
The third-generation solar roof tiles come with a whopping 25 years of warranty. But the CEO previously claimed that the panels are more durable than the house itself. Currently, only black glass style tiles are available for order, but the company is developing another two variants of solar roof tiles, which will be available very soon.