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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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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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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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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