Does Elon Musk have a solar roof? Elon Musk’s Solar Roof was first unveiled in October 2016. Around two years later, Reuters reported that Tesla had only activated 12 roofs in California. Installations remained extremely limited in the U.S. until October 2019, when Tesla unveiled a tweaked version of the roof tiles to enable faster installation.
Is the Tesla solar roof real? But beyond its traditional solar panel installations, which are some of the cheapest in the industry, Tesla offers Solar Roof, which replaces a traditional roof with shingles that generate electricity. While it doesn’t look exactly like a regular roof, Tesla’s Solar Roof is definitely more discreet than solar panels.
How much does Elon Musk solar panels cost?
|System Size||Wattage||Estimated Price|
|Small (12 panels)||4.80 kW||$20,147|
|Medium (24 panels)||9.60 kW||$29,794|
|Large (36 panels)||14.40 kW||$39,441|
|Extra-Large (48 panels)||19.20 kW||$49,088|
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How many solar roofs has Tesla installed? Image Credits: Tesla
Citing an anonymous source, Electrek reports that Tesla installed just 2.5 megawatts of solar roofs in the second quarter. That would equate to about 260 medium-sized (9.6-kilowatt) home installations last quarter, or roughly 20 each week, per some back-of-the-napkin math.