Tesla is increasing its solar roof tile (also called Solarglass) installations in the San Francisco Bay area—Elon Musk confirmed in a series of tweets.
Any ETA on the bay area installs?
— Tesla Owners Silicon Valley (@teslaownersSV) February 9, 2020
Many Bay Area installations are ongoing now
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 9, 2020
It also seems Tesla may be planning to expand. Recent job openings on the company’s careers page indicate they are looking to hire a considerable workforce to assist in installing solar throughout the state.
In another tweet, Musk notes that the Solarglass will be available in Europe and China—although he didn’t reveal any timelines.
Europe & China timing will be announced soon
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 10, 2020
The Solarglass is being produced at the company’s factory in Buffalo, N.Y.
The pricing estimator on Tesla’s website says a solar tile roof with 10 kW of solar on an average 2,000 square-foot home costs USD $42,500 before federal tax incentives.
It also lists USD $33,950 as the price after a USD $8,550 federal tax incentive.