Saturday October 29, 2016

Elon Musk Wants To Sell People Solar Roofs That Look Great

You have to wonder how durable solar roof shingles made of glass really are. Anyone that has experienced hail the size of golf balls will tell you what they can do to a roof in a matter of minutes.

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The roof is made of a textured glass tile with integrated solar cells. The roofs look "as good or better" than conventional roofs, according to Musk. They look like normal roofing tiles from the ground, but are completely transparent to the sun. The tiles are hydrographically printed, which, Musk says, makes each one a "special snowflake tile," and no two roofs will be the same. "You can take any two roofs that look like that and they will be different آ— because they are different," said Musk.