Tesla Unveils Much More Affordable V3 Solar Roof

Cheaper than a new roof and then installing solar panels.

By
Tech
13,987 Hypes 5 Comments

Elon Musk recently unveiled the third version of Tesla‘s Solar Roof, an all-in-one roof and solar panel coming in the form of tiles, catered for residential use. While the first two iterations had questionable reception, Musk explained that “Versions one and two we were still figuring things out,” and that  “version three is finally ready for the big time.” According to the CEO, the V3 model is now much more affordable and even “less than what the average roof costs, plus the solar panels.” Tesla’s website has a price estimator, which puts the price point for an average 2,000 square-foot house at $42,500 USD — or $33,950 USD after a federal tax incentive of $8,550 USD.

Despite its lower price point and increased accessibility, Musk did note that installation for the newest Solar Roof is “very non-trivial” and that the company will be running “installathons” in the beginning to make sure everything runs smoothly. The company aims to produce and install up to 1,000 roofs per week “in the next several months.” Tesla will have its own team of specialized staff installing the Solar Roofs during the period immediately following release, but eventually hopes to outsource the process to third-party contractors as well. Musk claims that with correctly-trained personnel, installation of the Solar Roofs could be even faster than traditional roof shingles.

Tesla is currently already taking orders for its V3 Solar Roof. Those interested can head over to the company’s website to learn more.

For more tech news, Apple has officially announced the AirPods Pro.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Jeff Goldblum Tries Anything & Everything in Latest 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum' Trailer
Entertainment

Jeff Goldblum Tries Anything & Everything in Latest 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum' Trailer

The 12-part National Geographic series is set to premiere November 2019 on Disney+.

New Balance Unveils Made in UK MTL575SO With Vibram Sole
Footwear

New Balance Unveils Made in UK MTL575SO With Vibram Sole

Multi-paneled Earth-tones.

Motorola Upgrades Its Iconic Walkie-Talkie With a Touchscreen
Tech

Motorola Upgrades Its Iconic Walkie-Talkie With a Touchscreen

It even has voice control.


Labrinth Shares "Something's Got To Give" Visual
Music

Labrinth Shares "Something's Got To Give" Visual

A new single off the ‘Euphoria’ lead composer’s forthcoming sophomore album.

Watch Kanye West Perform "Closed on Sunday" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Music

Watch Kanye West Perform "Closed on Sunday" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Taking over The Oculus in NYC.

'GoT' Creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Depart From Planned 'Star Wars' Trilogy
Entertainment

'GoT' Creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Depart From Planned 'Star Wars' Trilogy

Following their $200 million USD deal with Netflix.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.