Tesla has made some updates to the Solar Roof page on its website, which shows the durability of the material compared to traditional roof structures. The company has also cut the price of the solar roof by 6 to 8 percent, making it more affordable for those who want to provide their homes with sustainable energy without losing the traditional look of the roofing.
According to the company’s website, the 10 kW solar roof now costs $ 31,133. The price is divided into two categories: roof costs and solar costs. The roof is $ 16,260 and the solar system is $ 14,873.
A screengrab dated April 8, 2020 shows that the price for these two systems was originally $ 33,950, resulting in a discount of over $ 2,800.
Image credit: Tesla
Image credit: Tesla
Additionally, after federal tax credits, the 12.3 kW solar roof was $ 48,128. Now the price has been adjusted to $ 45,093, a 6% decrease from the previous cost.
Tesla also recorded a new video showing the strength and durability of the solar roof. According to the website, “Solar roof tiles are more than three times stronger than standard roof tiles and designed for all-weather protection.”
Tesla aggressively advanced its solar program in 2020, and demand has increased, according to the company’s earnings updates.
“The solar roof installations roughly tripled in the second quarter compared to the first quarter. We are continuing to expand our installation team to increase the provisioning rate, ”wrote Tesla in its Letter of Earnings Update Letter for the 2nd quarter of 2020.
Tesla listed around 100 open positions on its website in mid-August, all of which focused on the use of solar roofs in various US states.
Tesla introduced its V3 solar roof tiles last year. Known as Solarglass, Tesla has been able to cut prices and use faster installation tactics to increase performance.
CEO Elon Musk has said in the past that Tesla’s energy division is capable of being as large as or even outperforming the company’s automotive sector. “I think in the long run Tesla Energy will be about the size of Tesla Automotive. Overall, the energy business is bigger than the automotive business, ”he said.
Ultimately, solar use has to be heavy for Tesla to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy. “And in order to achieve a sustainable energy future, we need to have sustainable energy production, which I believe will mainly consist of solar energy and, followed by wind. And those are intermittent, so you need lots of batteries to store the energy because the wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine, ”he added.