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These are Tesla’s stunning new solar roof tiles for homes

Tesla’s new solar technology enabled the company to develop not one, but four different solar roof products that look like conventional and modern roof types:  Textured Glass Tile, Slate Glass Tile, Tuscan Glass Tile, and Smooth Glass Tile.

The company is using a high-efficiency solar cell, which will be manufactured by Panasonic, covered with a “color louver film”, which allows cells to blend into the roof while exposing them to the sun above, and finally a tempered glass on top for durability.

Tesla says that the system can achieve 98% of the efficiency of a standard solar cell despite being a more complex system for being integrated with the roof. According to the company, the difference is a small price to pay since the price of the system will be competitive with a regular roof when accounting for energy savings.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims that the company’s solar roof could last 2-3 times longer than traditional roofs.

 

tusan
Slate Glass Tile

 

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Smooth Glass Tile

 

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Textured Glass Tile

 

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Tuscan Glass Tile

 

 

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