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Tesla + SolarCity Solar Shingles (+ Video)

October 29th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

On October 28, Elon Musk played ringmaster while Tesla and SolarCity showed off their new line of glass solar tiles that generate electricity but look like conventional roof shingles and tiles. Musk told an audience of several hundred invited guests that between 4 and 5 million new roofs are installed in America every year and many times more than that are installed worldwide. If the cost of a solar roof was less than what a homeowner would spend for a conventional roof plus utility bills that wouldn't have to be paid over the roof's 30 year useful life, "Why wouldn't you?" Musk asked



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