Image Every Single Roof Made Of Solar Panels – Elon Musk Announces Solar Rooftops… – Eco Snippets

Image Every Single Roof Made Of Solar Panels – Elon Musk Announces Solar Rooftops…

Image Every Single Roof Made Of Solar Panels – Elon Musk Announces Solar Rooftops...

Last week Tesla purchased SolarCity for $2.6 billion, today Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO announced that they will be manufacturing and installing Solar Roofs! This is huge news, especially coming after the purchase of SolarCity barely more than a week ago.

Musk said about the new solar roofs “It’s not a thing on the roof, it is the roof…” This is exciting news coming on the heels of such big news last week. It looks like Elon Musk has outdone himself yet again and expanded he solar energy sector into roofing as well…

“Musk, though, elaborated and said that at least one of those new products is a solar roof. “It’s a solar roof, as opposed to modules on a roof,” Musk said. Rive confirmed that the company was indeed going to roll out a roofing integrated product. “I think this is really a fundamental part of achieving differentiated product strategy, where you have a beautiful roof. It’s not a thing on the roof. It is the roof, which is a quite difficult engineering challenge and not something that is available anywhere else,” Musk said.”



In July, he published Tesla’s “Master Plan Part Deux” and said that the merger of the two companies would “create a smoothly integrated and beautiful solar-roof-with-battery product that just works, empowering the individual as their own utility, and then scale that throughout the world. One ordering experience, one installation, one service contact, one phone app.” ~BusinessInsider

Imagine every single rooftop in the USA, or the world for that matter covered with solar panels. The amount of energy generated would be more than enough to power the world and then some.

Couple that with Tesla’s electric cars, the Tesla PowerWall home battery energy storage system and the Tesla Gigafactory where it’s all manufactured and you have the makings of a historical change in the way human beings live. This is big. Very big. I for one am very excited about the prospect of solar energy and it future to power the world and everything in it (via OffGridWorld).

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And then came a hail storm

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    Automatic Awnings.

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    You do understand that hail is generally accompanied by high winds, right?

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Eric Robert Cralle

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And when the sun goes behind the clouds, then what? Batteries, lots of lead.acid or cadmium batteries. You are trading one solution for another. Nature is cruel and so is physics and chemistry.

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    Invent new kind of batteries, with bigger capacity

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    got an oil related job?

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    Solar still works with cloudy skies. It even works in Scandinavian countries. We just have to insulate our homes more effectively and adjust the way we use electricity. is there some problem with running your washing machine and other high users when it is sunny and not putting the lights on during bright Winter days?

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    Amanda Hunter sorry he has a point. Solar is just still too inefficient so far (less than 30 percent). That insulation process will cost a lot. The best way will be to create a vacuum but also most expensive. Next best is to literally bury houses. So the houses stay at around 73 degrees because the dirt insulates them. Just because Solar works doesn’t mean it works enough or well. Gotta look at the ROI of the cost of the panels. I know all this because I live in Florida and was going to get some but the cost was excessive and the amount of room it would take for even a small amount of power.

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    Would be most likely those Telsa Walls though I heard those got scrapped. Lithium Ion I think those were. Could be wrong

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    I installed a new air/heat system and my electric bill has done down $150.00 per month and electric use is down 1/3. We also added storm doors. Little things count people!!

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    It’s light ! not direct sun perse. Light light light

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    its just a roofing tile. Do we want roofing tiles >?

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Ever hear of net metering ?

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This stuff always looks good on paper. Reality is usually another matter.

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Had to share this. We live in a state that gets more sun than probably any other and yet we have the fewest solar panels. Our governor is not supporting the technology. Personally I don’t understand why the utility companies aren’t installing them on their own buildings and why the state doesn’t have every right of way space filled with them. I’d rather see solar panels than billboards.

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It’s about time factory roofs were made this way, there would be thousands of square meters of land saved for other uses.

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If I were the PM of the UK, I would make it law that every house should be at least 52% self reliant on solar power and other sources; Take action against power companies for holding back progress for profit and ban fracking and coal use, banning the use of non recycled plastic bags and many other products and leading not following the world on renewable energy.

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    Is your house at least that? Have you attempted to do so?

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And in Spain they are legislating against private solar installations – how backward!!!

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I want to marry him.

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what about hailstorms? :[

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Cleaning the panels if there is a fireplace if rain is not enough?

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Not something that is available anywhere else?! Do search youtube for solar shingles….

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And what about places that have snow cover (ed roofs) three or more months of the year? I find it truly fascinating that most enviro-nazis live in places that don’t require electricity or heating most if not all of the time and then try to force their way of thought onto others.

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Bet that fries the eyeballs out of birds and pilots…

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I love the idea of Solar but we have a long way to go. The panels for the cost and their percentage of efficiency isn’t there yet. However every year it gets better. I know this from trying to do it myself and it was too costly and would not get enough power from the panels living in a state known as the sunshine state.

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    Please no one listen to Bob. The ROI for MOST people is 4-6 years.

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    Jeff VanDam please shut up. You should at least realize it’s something worth considering. Here are the numbers I got 800 dollars for the entire system (All of in including battery storage) got my car a chevy volt 1 mile at peak conditions per day. So times that by 30 then compare that cost to the fact through the electric company it’s only a dollar a day to charge. It would take 65 years to just get my money back.

    I can’t argue MOST people since technically most people in the world don’t have access to power. My point really is that Solar is getting better (both in price and efficiency) then it’ll be worth it. If you can get your money back in 5-6 years I am almost envious of how little power you consume but at the same time I probably love how much I do consume lol.

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I would love to have this on our new house but unfortunately I don’t think it will be on the market in time.

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Even if we all did just the South side of our roofs, it would be awesome!

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I have too many trees to let them be very effective, but I would definitely do it anyway.

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Would Elon Musk be interested in Rawlemon & Andre Broessel? It’s about that special solar power equipment that could be worth investing.

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Blake Jeff I wouldn’t get solar now unless I also had a new roof since my house is almost 30 years old and I don’t really know the roof age, but this is interesting . the catch is we have tile roofs so I’m not sure how this would work…still I would consider this knowing my roof was brand new anyhow versus having to install a new roof and then solar panels above it. Have you seen this Jeff?

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    “In the future” solar cells will be ubiquitous. In clothing, in the pavement, everywhere

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They need to be made glare free.

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    Common sense should tell you why…
    Don’t be so lazy, research the why yourself.

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    There’s a building here in Dallas that reflects a high percentage of its incident light on the highway. Brutal at rush hour.

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    Sure, I remember that building, they really should do something about that. But that reflection is likely from the.. side(?) of the building, not the upward-facing rooftop.

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    Sandra Watson You made an assertion, I engaged with innocent curiosity and you responded by saying I don’t have common sense and that I’m lazy, even though you don’t know the first thing about me. I sincerely hope you are not a teacher and hope you have a better day tomorrow.

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    Chris Muller…I apologize…think airplanes, for example, flying over glaring rooftops. ..

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Hopefully not made in plastic

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Syd Marie Lidster

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Watch the presentation video about it. It shows how it works.
https://youtu.be/-mUJnKI3ipI

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I guess you mean “imagine”…Did they ever make them cost effective enough or is this something else tax payers will have to subsidize.

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Hope they can perfect it and roll it out v soon.

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Everything this guy touches turns to gold!

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Hey Pen here is a way to cut back on your hydro bills

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Penelope Duchesne

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No point in Western Australia… No battery storage and our disgusting Energy System makes your solar power feed into their grid, then reimburses about 4 cents a unit but charges you about 29 cents a unit. They “steal” 25 cents per unit from you. PURE THEFT>—-> by the law makers!

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    About 25 years ago the Province of Alberta (Canada) legislated that solar power private generators/users that fed on to the grid must be paid a competitive rate for what they produced. Maybe look up the legislation and use it as a template for what you need to change in Western Australia.

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Price needs to come down dramatically… I want them as my roof!! Sadly, the cost is too high…

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I love the idea – hope it works out.

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Imagine a world without any transhumanist psychopaths.
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They’ll probably be very reasonable, just like the cars

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Hope they can eventually make th affordable for most people. Should be mandatory for all new buildings!!!

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If Tesla just put together a financing package, inclusive of the roof, adequate battery storage for the size of your house, and their new model car…WOW! People would be climbing all over each other to install them!

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    Yeah, if the government just allowed that

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What is the tax credit and government support Elon Musk gets? That must be part of any equation.

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please date these announcements: the buy was last year. anything new since then?

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I think you mean… “Imagine?”

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Stop Corporate Welfare for Elon Musk!!!

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Katisha Topp for Luke

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Love it. Bring it on.

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Bring the price down so us mere mortals can AFFORD it! Either that, or install them for free and then meter them until they’re paid for, effectively replacing the electric company and helping in the fight to reduce carbon emissions at the same time!

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    When all gouvernements obligate builderd to fill up tje roofs with solar panels, prices will drop!

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How are they in hail storm

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    Stronger than terracotta roof tiles according to Tesla

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    ive seen hail stones go through windshield and smash cars to shit and houses.

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    Supposed to be virtually indestructible…guaranty to infinity and beyond!

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    haaaa very cool. I guess I did have a 1200lb horse on my one electric fence solar and shattered it and it still work

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I’m wiating. 🙂

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Solar City model didn’t work. It went broke. So maybe this will be different. Lets hope.

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I like it! but this post must be nearly a year old. The sale of SolarCity was finalised in November last year and solar tiles appeared on Tesla’s website months ago.

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cute but – you don’t need that much power anyway.

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Imagine if Elon Musk was a true humanitarian.
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Love on now. Fpl has my area as one of the last or maybe thd last in broward county to get power.

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every single person would/could be part of the energy grid (supplier and consumer) which the grid doesn’t want.

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ok, at what kind of cost?

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Make it affordable to the masses and then I will be impressed…

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Do you mean “imagine?” Sheesh.

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That would be an expensive repair after a hurricane.

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    thats why they make this thing called insurance…

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Didn’t Tesla buy SolarCity in 2016?

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    ecosnippets shares old shit, which is why they never time stamp their articles… so they can reshare later like its “new”

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    They did. This article is from 2016…

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    Nice that eco is promoting current content

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Awesome Awesome couple and family

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The state of ala hates Solar

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My dream for a long time. Makes sense.

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make it cheaper than a conventional roof, otherwise it would be pointless to put them on every single roof, as many don’t have the sun exposure to generate much electricity.

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    Its glass so they should last 60 years longer than tile’s

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    The majority of roofs are shingles, and a variety of things can break glass

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    like freezing water…

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Now if they could only be affordable…

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What is the situation with disposal after usage?

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They need to be non reflective.

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It would be great if you would post the date these articles were written.

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Maybe you should date your articles so you remember how OLD they are!

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Wait till your coming up the driveway and you get blinded by the sun reflecting off all those nice shiny solar shingles

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    That’s happened to me but I dealt with it and went inside and flicked on the lights and tried to find my power bill then remembered I didn’t have one.

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    If they are blinding you in your driveway then someone didn’t put them in properly. ? I know a good roofer ?.

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Image or Imagine?

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It really is a rooftop covered by solar panels, not “made of solar panels.” You still need a waterproof membrane, structural support, and insulation to make a viable roof.

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absolutely. there would be never a need for any other source of power. but wind, tide and wave could also be harnessed. especially when electric airplanes, transport trucks, boats and personal vehicles are all coming online.

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So much sense, especially in a sunny country like South Africa.

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Another retarded version of solar roadways, just get normal tracking solar panels ffs, harvests more energy than these gimicks

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Julie Ennis a good option for our next roof

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This was in 2016 by the way…

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Well at least half of the roof anyway

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Yes, it should be mandatory

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I wonder if these would work on a yacht?

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    I was thinking the same thing!

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    Fernando Raffucci maybe we should contact Elon and see if he has a solution for yachts.

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For shizzle my schnizzle

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Elon is gonna own a monopoly on solar energy.

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    There’s still other solar options out there. Power Flower for those that move a lot. Solar Paint is being worked on. Competitors can come out of anywhere and make something better and cheaper at any time.

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Ummmm …… hail storms???? Heavy snow load removal?? Life expectancy???

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There is a video with 3 houses with this roofing. They are very tough and it sounds great, just don’t know the cost

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Lol, affordability?

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can you give me some for my Medically necessary tiny house 36X8.5

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Image -> Imagine?

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I need off grid living to afford to live Will these tiles survive hurrican force winds of a moveable tiny Medically Environmentally non toxic Safe house low e for MCS EI FIBROMYALIGA POPHERIA MDSD DIABETICES TMJ Chemically injured handicapped senior female NEEDS Total whole system with 5000watts For all electric medically necessary machines hepa filter fresh air exchange moisture control AC / Heat radient floor heat. On demand hot water el composting toilet gray water evaporation system balanced exhaust system microwave convection oven portable rotersie el.pressure cooker canner Washer/dryer freezer 18″ dishwasher 24″ w LG tall refrigerator Shielded induction cook surface TV DVD projector sound system phone amplifiers signal booster with el telacsoping antania pole HDTV antania 12 volt power system with 110 surge protector for land line 110 converter power bed lift Power porch and awining with handicap ramp outdoor demand hot water shower lifting deck awing power lifting steps to second story outside deck enclooser 2 powered ceiling fans Electric controlled dormer awning windows Water pump for potable drinking water. Accessible exterior water fill, filter box. Outdoor propane kitchen just about electric needs listed

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Well Mr. Musk. You have a rediculous opportunity right now. Lots of people in FL, GA, Carolinas, CA and a few other states that are about to start rebuilding homes due to natural disasters. Give these folks a goid price and you will likely get your product moved in large quantities

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This was announced like a year or 2 ago

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I think you mean Imagine, not Image.

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What about snow!?

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    Blaine Wood roof tiles made of snow would not be very practical!

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    Anne Burke Richardson lol I mean how do they work in area’s with snow. Snow would cover the shingles.

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    Blaine Wood Sarcasm comes automatically to me ?

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    You just do what people who get two feet of snow on the roof do, get up there and remove it. Standard operating procedure for anybody living up north in Michigan

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    Blaine Wood slope would help with that

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    Blaine Wood renewable energy is most productive as a compliment to other energy means. So in winter where snow and cloud cover are prominent, other energy sources need to be viable and used, like geothermal or wind. And if you’re strictly relying on your solar roof, go buy a shovel and a harness system so you don’t fall off the roof

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Snow melts. Come to Maine Elon, I will let you use my house as test subject 0…

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an appealing idea, unfortunately public utilities doing their best to “partner” with the solar boys, imposing required taxes/permits that equal the loss the utilities sustain making solar investments worthless when you have no return on yer investment…thats what yer fed govt is up to…maintaining what they got to prevent you from leaving their tit…just for giggles…with panels in the 45%+ efficiency range why is the average panel available to the public only reaching 22% …? yer govt is selling you out & reasons why a numba on the socialist side want & push so hard for control….best wake up & put da cannibus down friends

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Ungodly expensive. Around $60k to do my roof.

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    Ryan Hoskins it’s an investment. What’s the long term return on the electricity generated?
    Also these panels should last twice as long as traditional roofs.

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    Lol, Tesla’s own website calculator said it would pay for itself in 40 years!!

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    Craig Higgins The technology is changing so fast those panels will be outdated in 10 years. Not a good investment. Not green either.

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It is still to expensive unless you happen to be rich

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    Jon Wills not if you factor in the long term energy savings. Also economies of scale always start with rich people buying something leading to more people buying driving down cost.
    People used to say the same thing about computers but now we all carry them in our pocket

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I want to know what then environmental footprint is to make these solar panels.

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    Nathalie Cardinal The photo is deceptive. If they were as reflective as depicted, they wouldn’t be converting much light energy to electricity. Efficient solar panels are dark by nature.

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That’s the future…

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Why not …. makes sense. Plus water run of into tanks for home and garden use. Just a different mind set. Today’s environment architects have the answers. Businesses just have to catch up.

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These came out YEARS ago…where ARE THEY?

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This has been released for at least 3 years

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