Tesla solar roof tiles

The Tesla company recently launched two new products. One was a new version of their Powerwall battery . The Powerwall 2 has double the storage capacity of the first Powerwall. The second and more surprising announcement was that of his new solar roof tiles. 

Tesla's Elon Musk at the launch

Tesla's Elon Musk at the launch

These roof tiles are made of textured glass and have embedded solar panels. The have been produced in four styles and made to resemble terracotta tiles, slate and shingles. Tesla’s Elon Musk, said he wanted to produce a product that looks better, lasts longer and is better insulated than a normal roof, with the added bonus that is will cost less than a normal roof and solar panels combined. Tesla’s aim is to combine their three technologies of solar roofs, electricity storage and solar transport.

You can see the full launch of the two new products in a 30-minute video on the Tesla website or a shorter (3-minute version) version at Bloomberg technology