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Tesla Solar Roof - Anybody Got One?


By mcluvin

5 months ago



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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by jonnyo
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    #1 5 months ago

    I am going to need to replace my roof within another year or 2. Do any of you guys have a Tesla Solar Roof? I'm thinking about going that route.

    #2 5 months ago

    I don’t think they’re out yet, still in the testing phase. I could be wrong though, haven’t looked into it for quite a while.

    #3 5 months ago

    Yeah, last I heard only a small handful of houses had them for testing, and it kind of stopped there.

    [edit]: Well, looks like there was some news about it just today: https://www.inverse.com/article/55245-tesla-solar-roof-elon-musk-talks-ramp-up

    Doesn't sound like they will be available for a good while yet.

    Personally, I like the general concept from a cosmetic standpoint, but consider that you can't actually put them at an optimal angle for sunlight, that probably cuts down significantly on efficiency. Plus the cost looks to be a lot higher than comparable solar panels.

    #4 5 months ago

    There are a small number in the CA bay area. Maybe a dozen or so.

    Recent install: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/new-solar-install.146436/

    The cost is high. Around 100k all-in.

    #5 5 months ago
    Quoted from jonnyo:

    There are a small number in the CA bay area. Maybe a dozen or so.
    Recent install: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/new-solar-install.146436/
    The cost is high. Around 100k all-in.

    and that price didn’t include having your house inspected and the roof reconstructed to support the weight of the solar shingles. Most home’s weren’t built to support the weight of the solar shingles so you may have to have construction done to it to support it.

    Also, another thing t consider is that the solar shingles work in groups, meaning if one shingle fails you have to replace the whole group.

    These were two big issues when I spoke to Solar City (Tesla) bout it.

    #6 5 months ago
    Quoted from jonnyo:

    There are a small number in the CA bay area. Maybe a dozen or so.
    Recent install: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/new-solar-install.146436/
    The cost is high. Around 100k all-in.

    Ouch! I love the idea of a roof that lasts forever, but I know the solar tech will be obsolete in a matter of years. I wonder how easy it is to upgrade the Tesla solar tiles?

    I found a competitor, http://3in1roof.com/ . The website is a little hokey but it looks interesting. The panels can be upgraded at least.

    #7 5 months ago

    Another Musk vaporware product?

    #8 5 months ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    and that price didn’t include having your house inspected and the roof reconstructed to support the weight of the solar shingles. Most home’s weren’t built to support the weight of the solar shingles so you may have to have construction done to it to support it.
    Also, another thing t consider is that the solar shingles work in groups, meaning if one shingle fails you have to replace the whole group.
    These were two big issues when I spoke to Solar City (Tesla) bout it.

    Standard concrete tiles are 10-12lbs per sf, so I doubt they are heavier than that, which are already used on a lot of homes. The last time I installed those it was $32k with an upgraded warranty of 20 years. The Tesla shingles are stronger than any other roofing material and warrantied for the lifetime of the house, so even if they were $100k, consider that warranty and the fact that an entire roof coverage will be net income per month, which will also offset the cost over time.

    #10 5 months ago

    Be sure to post your negative balance power bills when you get this going.

    #13 5 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    The solar panels, not the solar roofing tiles.

    my bad as I mistaken the title "Tesla Solar Roof" for the tiles as the panels aren't specific to the roof. Carry on!

    #14 5 months ago
    Quoted from RyanStl:

    Another Musk vaporware product?

    They deployed 47 MWH (mega-watt-hours) in Q1 '19 versus 73 MWH in the prior quarter and it's down from a high of 93MWH in Q3.

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