Tesla’s solar roof tiles are designed to look like normal roof tiles when installed on a house, while doubling as solar panels to generate power. The company first unveiled the solar tiles in 2016 and has been tinkering with them ever since.

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.

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.

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.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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