Tesla unveils version 3 of the solar roof tiles—says its cheaper and easier to install

Tesla says new solar roof tiles cost less than a new roof with solar panels, aims for install at the rate of 1K per week

Solar Roof Tiles are solar panels designed to look like and function as conventional roofing materials, such as asphalt shingle or slate, while also producing electricity. These are a type of solar energy solution known as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

Tesla and Solar City first announced the solar roof tiles back in late 2016, positioning it as a solution for those who might want to switch to solar but are turned off by its aesthetics.

Tesla’s solar roof tiles are designed to look just like normal roof tiles when installed on a house.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the newest version of the company's solar roof tiles for residential home use, which he dubbed the "solar glass" roof.

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