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Tesla solar roof

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:51 am
by goldbrick
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

Re: Tesla solar roof

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 4:46 am
by jake14mw
Has anyone heard of other companies developing solar roof shingles? I can't afford Tesla.

Re: Tesla solar roof

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:02 am
by Durandal
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.

Re: Tesla solar roof

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 9:04 am
by LKK
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.

Re: Tesla solar roof

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 9:39 am
by jake14mw
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.