And now Tesla wants to have a hand in your home… well, your roof to be exact. Tesla recently announced that it had begun taking orders for its new solar roof system with its so-called “infinity” warranty. Rather than adding the current enormous solar panels on top of your existing roof to capture the sun’s rays, Tesla has created tiles that look just like regular terracotta, slate or asphalt roof tiles, but they’re actually a type of glass with the solar cell built inside.
And Tesla’s warranty claims that the roof will last longer than the life of your home. So rather than having the unsightly panels, you can get tiles that look just like regular roof tiles. Tesla has made the collection of solar energy aesthetically pleasing… and it’s cheaper than many analysts were anticipating.