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Electrek: First Close-Up Look at Tesla Solar Roof Tiles

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by ecarfan, May 26, 2018.

  1. ecarfan

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    My hunch is that there is another strip/underlayment we aren't shown in this video that's affixed to the roof that have mating interfaces that the lock into the gizmos/teeth that are on the underside (towards the back) of the tiles that can be seen when he lifts up the tiles.
     
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    Yeah, from an engineering POV there has to be an underlying base for this as there’s no way to ever remove a ‘shingle’ (tile) later without such an animal. Never mind the ‘power collection’ idea which also needs it.

    Solar panels use actual cables that run beneath them but these need a substrate collector of some type. Someone needs to ‘liberate’ some install materials. :D
     
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    Maybe there is a space designed in underneath the tiles so the roof is elevated a bit over the roof underlayment? That might also result in some airflow to cool the tiles as well and improve efficiency.
     
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    I saw cross strapping/ furring put down first on one of the install articles. It looked continuous, so questionable on cooling, but definitely gave wire space.
     
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