goldbrick
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Tesla solar roof

Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:51 am

It looks like the Tesla's solar roof is becoming a reality. Surprisingly, I couldn't find a topic on this already. Sorry if I missed it.

I thought this was a fairly balanced article even though the writer obviously has a stake in the game:

https://blog.wholesalesolar.com/tesla-s ... i=62393151

jake14mw
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Re: Tesla solar roof

Tue May 01, 2018 4:46 am

Has anyone heard of other companies developing solar roof shingles? I can't afford Tesla.

Durandal
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Re: Tesla solar roof

Sun May 06, 2018 8:02 am

jake14mw wrote:Has anyone heard of other companies developing solar roof shingles? I can't afford Tesla.

I don't think that competitors will offer anything much cheaper, especially when you consider Tesla's warranty. If you can't afford the tiles, I would recommend a standard panel install.
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in June 2018.

LKK
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Re: Tesla solar roof

Mon May 07, 2018 9:04 am

jake14mw wrote:Has anyone heard of other companies developing solar roof shingles? I can't afford Tesla.


Dow has been selling solar shingles since 2011.
https://www.hometownroofingcontractors. ... -island-ny

Another firm, Centex sold solar shingles but these had to be recalled after several fires caused by overheating. I think they went out of business.

jake14mw
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Re: Tesla solar roof

Mon May 07, 2018 9:39 am

LKK wrote:
jake14mw wrote:Has anyone heard of other companies developing solar roof shingles? I can't afford Tesla.


Dow has been selling solar shingles since 2011.
https://www.hometownroofingcontractors. ... -island-ny

Another firm, Centex sold solar shingles but these had to be recalled after several fires caused by overheating. I think they went out of business.


Thanks for the info. When you click through to the Dow site, it says, Powerhouse shingles are no longer available. Then it links you through to another company who apparently bought the license from them but they are not available from them yet.

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