Tesla's solar roof, you'll never know these houses are solar-powered

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By Simon Storm
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Yes, this is a solar roofs in the picture. “Solar glass tiles can also incorporate heating elements, like rear defroster on a car, to clear roof of snow and keep generating energy.”

Instead of adding bulky solar panels to an existing roof, the roofs themselves will be made of textured glass tiles that incorporate photovoltaic cells 

 FACT: The sun provides more than enough energy in just one hour to supply our planet’s energy needs for an entire year. Your home can capture this free, abundant energy source through rooftop solar tiles, turning sunlight into electricity for immediate use or storage in a Powerwall battery.

Should mention that the Tesla solar roof is robust against any weather,
incl heavy hail. Also, higher insulating value than a standard roof. Elon Musk





"Solar glass tiles can also incorporate heating elements, like rear defroster on a car, to clear roof of snow and keep generating energy."

In introducing the latest version of it`s Powerwall and the solar roof, Musk emphasized the synergy that occurs when all of the systems are integrated.


For those concerned about the strength of a roof made of glass tiles, Musk showed the audience footage of a drop test to demonstrate that the glass was tougher than materials like clay and slate. 

 "It’s never going to wear out, it’s made of quartz, it has a quasi-infinite lifetime,"