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Is this what Tesla's Roof will look like?

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by Hyteprosector, Sep 23, 2016.

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Is this what Teslas Roof will look like?

  1. Yes, that or something close

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  2. No, Tesla probably has something unique

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  1. Hyteprosector

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    Maybe, who knows. Not sure that a metal looking roof would qualify as more aesthetically pleasing than tile or shingles. But then again, it just has to look better than black solar panels...
     
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ironically ? The ad below the page when I read this post was for slate roofing - dark grey - black!
     
  4. brucet999

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    For an industrial roof, maybe, but for one's home, the roof should be pleasing to look at. You don't want, for the next 30 years, to have to avert your eyes every time you turn into your driveway. Standing-seam metal roofs like Forward Labs' product would be acceptable for industrial and commercial roofs, and appropriate for some homes in snow country where snow slough-off is highly valued, but I think few homeowners would like that look. Try to imagine a Tudor style, ranch or Spanish stucco home with a metal roof.

    I think the solar roof materials that I have seen, when compared with traditional slate, tile or shingles, are the esthetic equivalent of a Nissan Leaf compared to a Model S.
     
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    #5 1208, Oct 3, 2016
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    In the UK most of our roofs are either red clay tiles or black slate. The style above are pantiles as opposed to flat ones. Red Clay Pantiles are very common. So if you could get the colour of the solar tiles to be red, then it could work, especially on new builds with the cost of tiling a roof being +£4000, if the solar tiles make the roof then it would dramatically reduce the cost of installing solar.

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    I think that metal roof looks very aesthetically pleasing. And it can be done in various colors.

    Those kind of roofs are expensive but durable.

    The question for me would be the cost.
     
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    Here is mine.
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    They cost about double. However, you gain it back. They have about 30mm of air space, so it's as if your house is always in the shade. Also hail doesn't bother them. You do need to find someone who is qualified to install them. Most roofers are not.
     
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    No, it's metal.
     
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    So one wouldn't be able to tell if you had solar tiles installed instead.
     
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    Only if solar tiles could be made light blue, non-glossy and opaque.
     
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    I wonder if a red version can be made. Surely a thin red coloured piece of glass film over the solar cells wouldn't have too much damage on the amount of energy produced..
     
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    Someone is making custom colored panels already, not sure the effect on price.
     
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    That red glass film appears red because it absorbs the green and blue light spectra. So with red light reflected back off the surface, you lose 1/3 of the light energy.
     
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    The roof is irrelevant. There is nothing that can rescue mock-Tudor esthetics.
     
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    The biggest esthetic issue is just that the current panels are bolted onto part of the roof and don't cover it. They often put solar shingles on just part of a roof too so they looked like a mismatched patch from some damage.

    Anything that just covers the entire roof seamlessly would be a big improvement.
     
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    We will just have to wait until Friday! But I'm certain.
     

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