Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, was telling the truth when he said that his company’s new solar roof was more attractive than an ordinary one.
This new product, which can harness the power of solar energy, truly does bear no resemblance to the unwieldy and highly visible aftermarket panels being applied to houses whose owners are trying to be more eco-friendly. Tesla recently presented the four unique styles of the solar roofing: ‘Smooth Glass Tile’, ;Tuscan Glass Tile’, ‘Slate Glass Tile’ and ‘Textured Glass Tile’. Each model presents a different look and aesthetic impression, but they all bear close resemblance to roofing material styles in current use. Each one is also transparent when exposed to solar rays, but is opaque when looked at from an angle. Elon Musk confirmed that the present versions of the solar tiles have a two percent loss when it comes to efficiency, so delivers 98% of the performance available from a traditional solar panel. Tesla, however, is working with 3M to improve the coatings that would give them the potential to exceed normal efficiency, since it could trap the sunlight inside, causing it to bounce around and result in a lower rate of energy loss from diffusion is complete.