Will Tesla’s Tiles Finally Give Solar Shingles Their Day in the Sun?

Tesla’s glass solar tiles look and act like ordinary shingles. These slate solar shingles will be available in 2018. Credit: Tesla

Elon Musk has built a formidable personal brand on futuristic visions of driverless cars and space travel. But the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Tesla CEO could soon make a very real impact in a much-nearer future—and much closer to home—simply by helping U.S. homeowners harness the power of sunlight. This summer Tesla aims to begin installing solar cell roof tiles that look and act like ordinary shingles.


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