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Electric-car maker Tesla plans to sell solar roof tiles too

Electric-car maker Tesla plans to sell solar roof tiles too

According to USA Today, Musk told reporters that it would be "very unwieldy if we're not a combined company".

"Powerpack 2 provides twice the energy density and a more seamless integration into multiple levels of the grid", the company said in a statement.

The Powerwall 2 can store 14 kWh of energy, with a 5 kW continuous power draw, and 7 kW peak.

Bringing the solar tiles to the Desperate Housewives set was a way of displaying the idea's key selling point: it looks far better than solar panelling. In his ideal world, you will power your house and charge your big battery with his pretty tiles, then you'll plug your electric auto into the big battery when you get home.

During the presentation Musk said that local power generation does not pretend to eliminate the need for utility power generation. Tesla has already started taking orders for its solar roof tiles but Musk has said that installation of these roofs is not expected to begin before Summer 2017.

If Tesla acquires SolarCity, it would leverage the auto maker's current investment in the Gigafactory and the Powerwall and Powerpack to be launched in the upcoming years.

He predicted that solar rooftops will be a sought-after product and gain traction in the marketplace, perhaps even outpacing sales of his electric cars. They were like a golf cart, ' but Tesla automobiles are now highly desired by movers and shakers including Hollywood stars and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. "So you need about a third for transport, about a third for heating and about a third for what we now use as electricity". "Why would you buy anything else?"

Lewis Hamilton Powers to Pole at United States Grand Prix
Rosberg had to work harder for his runner-up spot as he was overtaken by Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo at the start. Red Bull's Dutch teenager Max Verstappen had a wild race that ended with a gear box problem on lap 32.


Tesla has joined hands with solar panel maker SolarCity and aims to capture five per cent of the market, Musk said at the conference.

The glass tiles, which come in four styles (for example, Tuscan Glass Tile), contain photovoltaic cells that Tesla says are invisible from the street.

Obviously not everyone can put a new roof on their house, but Musk says there's around 4-5 million new roofs installed every year in the USA and around 20x that around the globe.

Tesla finally announced its long-awaited solar roof at an event yesterday evening, along with the successor to the companies Powerwall home battery, the Powerwall 2.

Battery-based energy storage has the potential to revolutionize electricity for the world's poorest citizens the way mobile technology disrupted the telecommunications industry. Tesla's first Powerwall has not proved to be a best seller, racking up a few thousand sales per quarter.

Tesla, which went public in 2010, had not made a net quarterly profit since the first quarter of 2013.


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