WATCH: Elon Musk Unveils the Tesla Solar Roof with Solar Shingles

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On October 28, Elon Musk unveiled the anticipated new product from Tesla: a solar roof.

The Tesla solar roof does away with unsightly solar panels in lieu of camouflaged, aesthetically pleasing solar shingles.

The roofs will come in four options: Textured Glass Tile, Slate Glass Tile, Tuscan Glass Tile, and Smooth Glass Tile. Although they look opaque, they are transparent and allow for solar energy capture.

View the four different roofing options in the gallery below:

Below is a close up of the solar roof:


Below is a demo showing the solar shingles’ durability.

The announcement also featured a new version of the Tesla Powerwall – a home battery to capture and store energy for evenings and times when the sun isn’t shining. The Powerwall 2 offers double the energy storage of the original, with a 14 kWh capacity. It also features a flatter, more angular design:

Pricing has not been announced for the solar roof yet, but you can subscribe at for updates on availability.

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