Tesla has made its Solar Roofs easier to install

Tesla has spent quite a lot over the past years for its innovative solar roofs, but luck has not been on their side when it came to testing, durability affordability and installability.
But it seems like that is about to change seeings they announced its new Solar Roof tiles. According to CEO Elon Musk, if you need a new roof, installing these tiles will be cheaper than a new roof and separate solar panels.
This is the third version of the Solar Roof tiles from the company and between the pervious versions and now, the company says that it has increased power density, reduced the parts used in the tiles by half and brought down costs substantially compared to the second generation tiles.
One of the biggest pushes by Tesla for these new tiles is the time needed and ease of installation. The company will initially be installing them themselves but will start using third-party contractors to install the roofs.
Tesla claims they can have these roofs installed in eight hours.   which is a big claim seeing as ordinary tiles take more than a few days to install.
For now, you can only order the black glass style tiles, but the company is hoping to have new variants available every six to nine months. This includes working on a design for clay tiles for Mediterranean-style houses.
As for the efficiency of the tiles versus a panel. At the cell level, Tesla is targeting energy equivalency but admits there’s a slight single-digit hit to that efficiency just to make the tiles look nice.
The company did mention that you would have a larger area of tiles on your home than you would with panels so overall, it’s a better solution because of the amount of area covered.
The new Solar Roof is available for order now and the company expects to start installing on customer’s houses in a few weeks.
This tiles tesla claims can stay for up to 25 years