May 15, 2017

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Tesla Begins Taking Orders for New Solar Roof Tiles

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Tesla has now begun taking deposits for its new solar energy roof tiles, with installations to begin as early as June. While aesthetically pleasing, the question of how affordable a solar roof would be to the average homeowner, still stands. Elon Musk and his team had once claimed that the solar roof would be the same as buying a new traditional roof; he was speaking specifically about ceramic or concrete tiles. These roofing styles are the most expensive options available and are shown to make up only 13% of the United States housing market. The majority of Americans choose the less expensive asphalt tiling option. This creates an unrealistic expectation of what the solar roofs will ultimately cost. As more information about the product is released, we can see that it is actually far more expensive than a normal roof. read more →