Tesla Solar Roofing
The revolution in roof design.
The sun provides more than enough energy in just one hour to supply our planet’s energy needs for an entire year. Your home can capture this free, abundant energy source through rooftop solar tiles, turning sunlight into electricity for immediate use or storage in a Powerwall battery.
Tesla has introduced its new solar roofing range. 4 roofing styles Tuscan Glass, Smooth Glass, Textured Glass and Slate Glass.
These new roofing tiles promise to have a durability not seen in other roofing systems while producing the electricity needs of the modern house. With the release of the second generation of the Tesla Wall lithium battery, The Tesla roof will have the ability to meet the entire energy requirements of your home and at a price that will be cheaper than other roofing systems once you factor in the energy savings.
Call Us today for more information on the Tesla Roofing time set for installation in the summer of 2017.
Benefits of a Roof-Mounted PV System?
- Annual energy costs are reduced.
- Improvements to utility grids generally are not necessary.
- Net metering policies allow an owner to be credited for surplus electricity generation.
- A federal tax incentive exists and accelerated depreciation of PV systems is allowed.
- State and local incentives and rebates may apply.
- Roof-mounted PV systems help create green jobs.
Some of environmental benefits of roof-mounted PV systems include:
- Land use is minimized; rooftop-mounted space is optimized.
- Surplus energy can return to the grid to provide clean energy during times of high electricity demands.
- Renewable energy helps reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
- Environmental awareness is displayed.
SUCCESSFUL ROOFTOP PHOTOVOLTAICS:
How to Achieve a High‐Quality, Well‐Maintained, Compatible Rooftop PV System
The Benefits of Rooftop PV The rooftops of North America offer an attractive platform to achieve long‐term energy‐ independence while reducing environmental impact and sustaining a strong economy and society for future generations. This rooftop “platform for the future” is especially attractive for the deployment of photovoltaic (PV) systems which generate electricity through the direct conversion of sunlight into usable electrical power. According to US Census data1 , the rooftops of the United States alone offer over 200 billion square feet of potential surface area for the installation of PV systems. Assuming only 25% of this area is suitable for unobstructed and continuous PV operation, the total energy‐ generating potential exceeds 50,000 megawatts, or the equivalent of over 10 Grand Coulee Dams2 .
The benefits offered by rooftops for the economical and sustainable deployment of renewable solar energy also include: Access to Sunlight. Because the roof surface is generally located above the “shade line” for trees and adjacent structures, this surface offers virtually unobstructed access to available solar energy.
Low‐Cost Solar Real Estate. Because rooftops are already serving a functional purpose by keeping water out of buildings and helping generate economic value in the form of occupancy or rent, their use as a platform to generate solar energy is generally much less expensive than the acquisition of undeveloped real estate. In addition, development costs, including design, zoning, infrastructure, etc. may be significantly lower using existing rooftops as compared to developing a new, free‐standing solar generating facility.
Unobtrusive, Secure Location. Because roof surfaces are generally located above the “streetscape” the installation of rooftop solar may not overly impinge on the daily activities and ambiance of developed communities. In addition, because roofs offer limited accessibility, rooftop solar systems are inherently easier to secure as compared to ground level installations.
Close to the Customer / Close to the Grid. In general, the users of the energy generated by rooftop solar are located directly beneath the rooftop, reducing transmission and operating costs. In addition, because rooftop solar is generally located directly within the current developed electric grid, no new transmission lines or controls are necessary.
Attractive Investment. The economics of rooftop solar are becoming increasingly attractive for both commercial and residential customers. For the homeowner, the cost of rooftop solar after available federal and local incentives may generate up to a 15% return on investment1 in some states and for commercial owners, the use of “power purchase agreements” combined with growing federal and local incentives provides an attractive ROI in many areas of North America. Material Synergies.
Using modern materials technologies, the energy generating and waterproofing functions of rooftop solar can be effectively combined into Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) systems, offering significant material, installation, and maintenance cost savings.