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Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by AssortedBread, Oct 24, 2016.
Those roofs look damned good.
So many questions.
I suppose specs will be on the Tesla site soon. Such as...how much do they weigh? What is their resistance to wind? Since they are glass ...how hot do they get.
I know you will give up that gap between a conventional solar panel and the singles on a roof. That gap is really cool. literally. My attic is approx. 100 degrees cooler than it used to be because of that gap.
Looks beautiful though.
Did anyone hear whether these roofs will be Level 5? Will they install themselves without a roofer?
So, to compare:
Version 1 is 6.4kWh energy and 3.3kW power. $3,000. (from wikipedia)
Version 2 is 14kWh energy and 5 kW continuous, 7 kW peak power. (from press kit) ($5,500 according to Electrek.co) and has an integrated inverter (from press kit).
v2 has less other junk on the wall in your installation. In fact, almost no other stuff. v1, you had to have an inverter and a few other boxes in addition to the PowerWall. PowerWall 1 was an important step to start out and figure out how to bring it to market, and PowerWall 2 is the real mass target product.
They are level 5 capable. All solar roofs have the hardware and will be released over time via OTA updates...
I want to know how these will go-around roof penetrations (plumbing vents, chimneys, etc.). I presume they will have non-solar matching tiles that can be cut? I also wonder if they can be installed over existing tiles, or if a tear-off is required.
Here's a few more questions:
Can I walk all over it without issue?
Is it resistant to moderate hail?
How long will it last? 20 years? 30?
Will it be available worldwide?
Is it slippery? (Will I fall walking around on it?)
I hope they sell the roof tiles.
Or will Tesla/Solar City have to install them?
On a bright side, for the first few months, Powerwall 2.0 will only have charge function and run in shadow mode.
Will you fall? There's only one way to find out. <----- Sorry I couldn't resist.
Agreed. Put it in a memo next time.
Very witty. Nice one.
Thats probably my biggest question. Not many people are going to think Tesla when they go to replace their roof. But if their insurance company's prefered installer offers them as an option...
Wow, 2 hours to install all the solar roof! I think you give Tesla a bit too much credit.
Presentation was short but Tesla did not only show 'swatches' of what the roof could look like but actual roofs. I think that was impressive, shows their commitment and stage of development.
Now I can put solar on the front of my house. My home faces South and I didn't want to put any traditional panels up that face South because of aesthetics.
Maybe you can post an open letter to Elon demanding that Tesla Energy offer a retrofit option for your Powerwall 1.0?
My so-far unasked questions:
1. The demo tiles Mr Musk held - I could not see anything like electronics on their backs. Obviously, all tiles need be interconnected and on down to the integrated Powerwall...but how?
2. How has Tesla placated every jurisdictions' fire departments, who seem to have a thing against their firemen getting electrocuted when penetrating roofs?
3. What are the efficiency #s of these panels?
Apparently there is a press Q&A occurring right now and I'm assuming we'll get answers to at least some of the Qs raised so far -