Elon Musk has announced that Tesla’s solar roofs would be on sale starting today. He also stated that more information on the panels will be available soon.
He stated that people could expect to see delivery begin in the United States in late 2017, and that deliveries would roll out sometime next year for overseas locations.
But another announcement just came out: The solar roofs will have an infinity warranty.
The Tesla website just released all the information that you will need regarding how to order their new solar roof tiles and the site states that the tiles are guaranteed literally forever: “Glass solar tiles are so durable they are warrantied for the lifetime of your house, or infinity, whichever comes first.”
The website also clarifies that other energy solutions could be used alongside the solar roofs to help decrease energy bills and allow individuals to truly go “off the grid.” As the site outlines, “With an integrated Powerwall battery, energy collected during the day is stored and made available any time, effectively turning your home into a personal utility.”
NEW ENERGY AGE
Disruptions like these are why Tesla acquired SolarCity in November 2016. Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity allows for a completely integrated home energy experience — all housed under one company. The revolution that Tesla is leading is remarkably promising. Studies by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and others suggest that 25 percent of the United States’ energy needs could be filled by rooftop solar installations alone.
Of course, not every rooftop is ideal for solar paneling, and a combination of many factors determine how much electricity any given rooftop can generate. These factors include average sunlight of the area, as well as how much of that sunlight is allowed to reach the roof.
Tesla allows you to take a look at your cost vs. savings. If you live in the United States, you can use get an estimate based on data obtained from Google’s Sunroof project.