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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed May 10, 2017 11:41 pm

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Tesla announced Wednesday that it is accepting $1,000 deposits for its Solar Roof, CEO Musk's vision for elegantly building solar power into homes. It also launched an online calculator so home owners can understand the costs associated with a Solar Roof.

Tesla's Solar Roof is made of shingles that are indistinguishable from traditional roof tiling. All of the shingles on a Tesla Solar Roof look identical, but only some gather energy from the sun. Musk estimated that most houses will need 40% coverage with active solar cells, which helps keep costs down. Customers who are charging one or more electric vehicles will need additional coverage.

Musk described the roof to reporters as a critical step toward a world that runs on sustainable energy. Tesla bought SolarCity last year to create an all-in-one sustainable energy solution for consumers -- offering solar roofs, battery storage and electric cars.

"We want to look around at neighborhoods and see roofs that are beautiful and generate energy from the sun. We want that energy to be stored in Tesla Powerwall or somebody else's version of a Powerwall so you can have a complete system that generates energy at night," Musk said. "That then goes into an electric car, so you have a sustainable transport solution."
http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/10/technology/tesla-solar-roof-news/index.html

That last quote -- what an incredible vision!

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Post by Guest on Wed May 10, 2017 11:47 pm

Inspiring.

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Post by eddie on Wed May 10, 2017 11:47 pm

Not kidding - I was actually reading about solar panels about two days ago (research for a friend) and I thought how brilliant it would be to have every house with these. They also look quite nice too.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Wed May 10, 2017 11:58 pm

Car roof and body need to be made with solar panels.

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Post by 'Wolfie on Mon May 15, 2017 10:13 am

sunny

Yet another step along the road to affordable self-sufficiency for most modern-day households...

However, Tesla products still remain the "top shelf" rich mans' choice in alternative power supplies (Tesla brand storage batteries, for example, can cost around 40 -->> 100% more than some other alternatives..).


By the time any of you good peeps get around to actually buying yourselves solar power systems, lower cost "printed" solar cells may well be on the market :

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4660645/a-new-way-to-power-the-city-written-in-ink/

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/newsroom/featured-news/the-clever-electronic-inks-rewriting-our-energy-future

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/printed-solar-cells-could-provide-energy-at-low-cost/8526316

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon May 15, 2017 10:50 am

the issue is power storage
In Summer I am producing over 150% of the kW i use but due to having to sell the excess in the day (majority since I'm at work) and buy back in the night still end up with a bill.

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Post by 'Wolfie on Mon May 15, 2017 12:42 pm

veya_victaous wrote:
the issue is power storage
In Summer I am producing over 150% of the kW i use but due to having to sell the excess in the day (majority since I'm at work)  and buy back in the night still end up with a bill.

Idea

You're going to need a bigger battery !!!


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