Musk says Tesla starts taking orders for solar roof today

Elon Musk presenting one of the solar roof tiles. Image taken from Tesla video (www.tesla.com/solar).

May 10 (Renewables Now) - Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), said orders for its solar glass roof will open today in the afternoon, without revealing more details.

Musk recently announced that the company, which bought SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY) in November 2016, will be launching two types of solar roof tiles this year and two early next year. Pilot production of the new product will start at the Fremont facility and later shift to Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, New York. As previously announced, Japan’s Panasonic Corp (TYO:6752) will be Tesla’s partner for the manufacturing of photovoltaic (PV) cells at the site.

Tesla presented in October 2016 its solar roof tiles as an element of a three-part solution by the company, including also energy storage and electric cars. According to Tesla’s head, the shingles will be able to outlive the house.

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