While critics are criticizing, Tesla does. Their " Expensive, not profitable and no one necessary " (by According to critics, solar panels have already been installed on roofs of the first customers' homes. As Electrek writes, this is one more step on the ways to environmentally friendly way of life Ilona Mask.
Despite high price ($ 220 for square meter of the roof), who wish to make an advance payment in $ 1000 and stand in turn on the roof was a lot. Because of this, Tesla moved production from Freemont on a larger factory in Buffalo. Tesla does not disclose the number of pre-orders, but it is rumored that they have covered more than a thousand roofs.
What is interesting about this shingles
Tesla's solar panels in The most common shingles are made of textured glass and externally, it is not much different from conventional roofing. However, they are able to pass through the sunlight, redirecting it to Powerwall storage battery. Each panel is made from tempered glass, which by strength is commensurate with steel. So its can be equipped with heating elements, which in winter can melt snow on roof. AND the her almost eternal life. By At least, so says Ilon Mask.
More about her tiles tesla we were told in this material .
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