Project Name

Tesla Solar Roof



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Project Architect


Student Author

Elia Magari

Material and its Properties

PV panels coated with a textured glass surface

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Environmental Response

Tesla’s solar tiles claim to be able to power a standard home, and provide spare power via the new Powerwall 2 battery in case of inclement weather or other outages. Musk says that the overall cost will still be less than installing a regular old roof and paying the electric company for power from conventional sources. In addition, Tesla’s tiles will actually be more resilient than traditional roofing materials, including terra-cotta, clay and slate tiles because of the toughness of the glass used in their construction.

Tesla Solar Roof

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