Tesla unveils Solar Roof and Powerwall 2
Tesla has unveiled their latest technology for powering homes using the sun – the Solar Roof and the Powerwall 2.
The Solar Roof looks like an ordinary yet attractive roofing when viewed from the street, however, the tiles are actually solar panels that collect energy from the sun. The tiles are composed of a high-efficiency solar cell, a color louver film, and durable tempered glass.
Tesla says that it costs lower than a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings. It comes in four styles – Tuscan Glass Tile, Slate Glass Tile, Textured Glass Tile, and Smooth Glass Tile.
If you have solar panels, then you will need a battery to store all those power and this is where the Powerwall 2 comes in. According to Tesla, it has double the energy density of our first generation battery and can power a two-bedroom home for a full day. A 14 kWh Powerwall battery costs $5,500. No pricing yet for the Solar Roof.