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We all know of Tesla as the company that puts out some very fast production battery powered automobiles. Now Tesla is powering bringing that electricity to U.S. houses with their Solar Roof tiles.



We all know of Tesla as the company that puts out some very fast production battery powered automobiles. Now Tesla is powering bringing that electricity to U.S. houses with their Solar Roof tiles.

These Tesla Solar Roof tiles have the look or regular roofing tile and promise to convert direct sunlight into electrify at a lower cost than traditional roofing when combined with projected utility bill savings.


Tuscan Solor Roof tiles
Photo Source: Tesla
 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk had this to say, the "black glass smooth" and "textured" tiles will be available first, and the company will begin selling the "Tuscan" and "French slate" tiles in six months.

These tiles are made from tempered glass and are three times stronger than standard roofing tiles.  Best of all, Solar Roof tiles are warrantied for the lifetime of your house or infinity.
 
Here are the Warranty and SPECS:
Tile warranty
Infinity, or the lifetime of your house, whichever comes first
Hail rating
Class 4 FM 4473 (best hail rating)
Power warranty
30 years
Wind rating
Class F ASTM D3161 (best wind rating)
Weatherization warranty
30 years
Fire rating
Class A UL 790 (best fire rating)
Roof Pitch
3:12 to vertical
Glass Coating Standards
ASTM C1376 EN 1096 (best in class reliability)
 

Source: Tesla





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