Tesla's solar roof tiles affordable, under warranty forever

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Glass tiles will be available in the United States later this year, beginning with gray smooth glass and black textured glass versions, Tesla said.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said one of the drawbacks to home solar installations has been the solar panels themselves: They're often awkward, shiny and ugly.

But no matter how attractive the solar system is, it better be price-competitive.

The firm highlights independent consumer analysis estimating a solar roof on an average size U.S. home would need to cost less than $24.50 per square foot to be cost competitive with a regular roof. And that only assumes covering 40 percent of the roof. That includes a $7,000 Tesla Powerwall, a battery unit that stores the energy from the solar panels and powers the home.

A standard solar panel setup could cost about 30 percent less than the Tesla system, Bloomberg reports. Buyers will want Tesla's roof, he said, because it looks as good or better than a normal roof.

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It could cost upward of $20,000 to put a new roof on an average American home, depending on the type of house and tiles. One of the major highlights of these new roof tiles is that Tesla's solar roofs will be less expensive than regular roofs, even before energy production is considered.

Also the solar shingles are much more durable than traditional shingles, and Tesla is raising some eyebrows with its lifetime warranty.

Anyone who has had to replace a roof can attest that it is no small expense. However, the cost will be offset by the value of energy the tiles produce, Tesla claims. The tech revolutionary says so himself when he described these three aspects as the key to a sustainable future. "Solar power going to a stationary battery pack so you have power at night, and then charging an electric vehicle ... you can scale that to all the world's demand".

"SolarCity is now a Tesla Company". The roof is guaranteed for the life of the home, which is longer than the 20-year lifespan for a typical, non-solar roof, Musk said. Someone willing to plunk down $35,000 for an electric vehicle is also somebody that might be interested in a $50,000 solar roof.

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