Elon Musk is Creating a 100% Solar Panel Roof

The new product is aimed at customers with older rooftops who may be putting off a solar panel installation

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Inhabitat reported that while solar roofing is no longer an unusual sight in many parts of Australia, on most households, they’ve definitely been added as an afterthought rather than worked into the design of the building. Elon Musk’s company SolarCity aims to change that with a new roof that will be made entirely of solar cells and integrated with Tesla backup battery storage to allow homeowners to use solar power even at night. The new product is aimed at customers with older rooftops who may be putting off a solar panel installation because of the time and cost needed for repairs. SolarCity would be able to offer them a completely new roof that is more durable compared to what they had before. Although there is not much information available about the specs, many people are eagerly awaiting for more details about the product. Also, this announcement also hinted at the new direction SolarCity is likely to go as it merges with Musk’s Tesla. 2 weeks ago, Musk explained that the new company would be focused on providing “end to end clean energy” solutions rather than simply offering solar panels and electric cars to consumers who can afford them. This merger is not expected to impact the upcoming Model 3 Tesla or the recently opened Gigafactory. Click here to read full story on Inhabitat Featured Image Credit: Chris Kantos

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Jon specialises in research and content creation for our outreach campaigns. He’s worked as a technical support representative for Dell, America Online, Xbox and Dodo Australia. He’s an avid scooterist and musician.

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