Tesla has installed its largest known solar rooftop project to date: a massive 44 kW system with power walls that power a zen retreat.
Tesla solar roof
Solar Roof is Tesla’s solution for providing solar energy to brand new homes or homes that need a new roof.
Homeowners in need of a new roof soon generally do not want to install solar panels on the roof as they will have to be removed when replacing the roof.
To remedy this, Tesla designed roof tiles with embedded solar cells, resulting in a roofing product that is durable and generates electricity.
After a few delays to test the product for longevity, reduce costs and improve installation times, Tesla is finally starting to move ahead with the installation of the solar roof.
In the last quarter, Tesla nearly tripled its solar roof deployments, and CEO Elon Musk said it was Tesla’s next “killer product.”
The largest Tesla solar roof
Since it is primarily a residential product, we saw some surprisingly large solar roof installations.
We previously reported on a 24 kW Tesla solar rooftop installation in Florida, which was the largest we heard of at the time.
Now we’ve heard of a new system that puts that Tesla solar roof to shame.
The ChoZen Retreat, also in Florida, has just received a 44 kW Tesla solar roof installation:
According to Cho, the system provides 80% of the retreat’s energy needs along with a home battery system powered by 4 Tesla Powerwalls.
Tesla used its own Tesla pad for the project.
The underpayment was an issue with the previous 24kW Tesla solar roof installation we talked about.
The company has tried to make a new underpayment, but it now appears to have opted for a different one called “Tesla”:
Cho also said his rooftop solar installation is Tesla’s 26th in the state, though it’s unclear how he got the information.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, commented on the project by saying it was “one of the best Tesla solar roof installations”.
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