I just ran across several articles about Forward Labs solar roof. Startup company in the Palo Alto, CA. Forward Solar Roofing | Solar Energy as Elegant as It Is Essential If you like standing seam roofs, this thing could be a big winner: Weighs about the same as asphalt shingle roof, so any roof could support it. Costs much less than Tesla Solar Roof Generates more power per sq foot than Tesla - 19W/sq ft vs 11W/sq ft. (I wonder how they got Tesla power spec?) Passive portions cost 30% less per sq ft than Tesla non-solar tiles Cheaper to install and fewer connections that could potentially go bad Multiple colors. Installations include air circulation beneath panels to dissipate heat. Same $1,000 reservation deposit. Equally unproven Also unavailable until 2018 That 19W/ sq ft power output ranks right up there with the highest efficiency Panasonic panels; impressive, if true.