Offbeat Sheet: Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles

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As of 2015, U.S. residential utility customers used around 10,812 kilowatthours  of electricity on an annual basis. Looking to reduce their carbon footprint, more consumers are exploring solar power as an alternative to other sources. Especially since enough energy from the sun falls on the earth in one hour than is used by everyone in the world in one year, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Tesla realized the need for a different form of energy and created their own Solar Roof, which will soon be available for residential homes everywhere! Tesla outlined the benefits to preordering the Solar Roof on their website:

“With an integrated Powerwall battery, energy collected during the day is stored and made available any time, effectively turning homes into a personal utility. Glass solar tiles are so durable they are warrantied for the lifetime of the house, or infinity, whichever comes first.”

Has Tesla created a solar power solution for the mainstream consumer? Take a look and find out if you can make the sun work for you.

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