Elon Musk’s fondness for ambitious isn’t restricted to electric cars or rockets.
During SolarCity’s latest earnings call, Elon Musk revealed that his energy-focused company is developing a “solar roof” — not a roof with solar panels on it, a roof made out of solar cells.
As Elon Musk explains, people install millions of new roofs every year, which is massive. Why not have them embrace solar power when they look for a replacement?
The exec isn’t shedding light on how this solar roof will function, although he notes that buyers will get to customize their design.
SolarCity’s Peter Rive says the company only started talking about roofing “a couple of weeks ago,” but it’s also going to be a key part of a ramp-up in production around the second quarter of 2017. In other words, you may get more details when SolarCity has finished merging with Tesla.
Source : Engadget