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Tommy A


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[*] posted on 5-11-2017 at 09:29 AM
Tesla begins taking orders for its solar energy roof tile system

Tesla Begins Taking Orders For Its Solar Energy Roof Tile Systems : The Two-Way : NPR

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[*] posted on 5-11-2017 at 09:36 AM

Gee, only $46,000 for an average sized home. Sign me up!

Living Large in Loreto. Off-grid and happy.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2017 at 09:51 AM

Panels are sexy! Invisible tiles not so much.

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[*] posted on 5-11-2017 at 10:00 AM

Quote: Originally posted by ncampion  
Gee, only $46,000 for an average sized home. Sign me up!

That's less than 10% of the median priced home in San Diego.

This is good news, the future. Price will come down with volume. Maybe someday every rooftop will be dumping electricity into the grid.

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[*] posted on 5-11-2017 at 07:42 PM

They are amazing! My daughter used to sell them in the Washington, D.C. area. Once over the sticker shock, it may be a way to energy independence. Something we should all consider as more and more reports of network invasions come out.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2017 at 08:05 PM

Quote: Originally posted by ncampion  
Gee, only $46,000 for an average sized home. Sign me up!

46k compared to cost of roofing + Pv panel system,... perhaps about comparable cost. Certainly might be aesthetically better to get rid of Pv-panel-look of conventional rooftop system, eh?
If you can still get a residential energy tax credit, that alone shaves 30+% off the cost of roof, plus your roof provides energy :light:

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