Tesla Solar Roof: ‘Deal or Dud’?

Posted: August 11, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Watts Up With That?

Guest post by David Middleton


Here’s How Much One of Tesla’s Amazing Solar Roofs Actually Costs

Tesla’s price promises savings, but they won’t come immediately.

By Jack Crosbie on August 5, 2017
Filed Under Batteries, Electric Cars, Elon Musk, Money, Power & Solar Energy

The Tesla Solar Roof is here, and if company CEO Elon Musk has his way, there will be one on most houses within 15 years. But despite its energy efficiency and dazzling looks, clean power doesn’t come cheap — and Tesla’s listed price is a little hazy on some of the details. So how much will it actually cost?

Tesla offers one figure for the cost of its proprietary solar roof: $21.85 per square foot, on average. Musk has said the tiles will cost “less than a normal roof.” The problem is Tesla’s messaging and advertising for the roof all factor into 30 years…

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