Tesla Solar Roofing

February 11, 2017

Tesla Solar Roofing

Solar energy can add value to the lives of those who have it through many ways. Whether it would be increasing the home value overall, the amount homeowners can save on electricity, or even tax credits and other incentives received from the government – these benefits of solar energy are hard to dismiss. However, many Americans do dismiss these benefits because they are turned off by the way solar panels look on the top of their home’s roof.

Tesla Solar Roof will complement your home’s architecture, all while turning sunlight into electricity. Its like having a roof and solar power system all in one, because that is what it is.  These roof tiles are integrated with solar cells that work with the Tesla Powerwall battery. This is what stores the collected solar energy, to be made readily available(effectively turning your home into a personal electric utility). Glass solar tiles have an infinite lifetime warranty.  These invisible solar cells are made to be customized for the amount of electricity your Solar Roof produces. This feature is made possible by using two types of glass tile, solar tile and non-solar tile. Both appear the same from street level. Made with tempered glass, Solar Roof tiles are more than three times stronger than standard roofing tiles. Which is why it is backed up with the best solar tile warranty in the industry – the lifetime of your house, or infinity, whichever comes first.

Tesla Solar Roofs tackle this issue as it makes it virtually impossible to notice that the home equipped even has solar roofing!

They’re Beautiful!

They come in two unique designs:


The solar panels are beautifully disguised as traditional roofing materials with individual glass tiles layered with solar glass tiles that make up the entire roof. Each tile looks about the same when they’re viewed from the street level!


Tesla’s solar roof tiles have been making a name for themselves not only for their beautiful appearance but for their durability as well. When compared to traditional roofing tiles, the Tesla solar roof tiles have been proven to be 3x stronger. This means that these tiles can sustain harsh natural elements and last much longer than the typical roof.


Tesla’s solar power system generally costs between $10,000 and $25,000 depending on both the area of tiling required and the energy requirements for the overall household. Also, batteries are $7,000 on top of the solar system’s price.

For the average American homeowner – it will probably cost you around $52,000 to have the Tesla solar roof installed onto your home. This is compared to the standard solar system that most Americans require priced at $13,000 – $18,000.

Should I Get a Tesla Solar Roof?

The Tesla solar roof is not for the average American homeowner looking to switch to solar in order to save on their electric bill. While it is true that this solar system will both cut down on your carbon footprint and save you money on energy – you’re paying much more for the appearance of a natural roof versus panels on top.

Many typical solar systems can be purchased with little to no money down, and even in a purchasing power agreement (PPA) – where solar companies will retain ownership of the equipment that is installed on your property.

Tesla is a luxury brand and is one of the leaders in renewable energy innovation. It only makes sense that this new technology would be priced much higher than other alternatives – so we’d say the Tesla solar roof is for those looking for luxury and have the wallet to enjoy it!

If you are interested in the installation of Tesla Solar Roofs check out Tesla Careers.