Tesla was supposed to take up pre-orders of solar roof tiles from April this year which didn’t happen. A little late than what they said earlier. But you can place your order right now. Elon Musk announced this news on his twitter,
Tesla solar glass roof orders open this afternoon. I think it will be great. More in about 10 hours …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 10, 2017
There are four kinds of tiles that are being made though only two of them are available to place your order. A user named Chris Cardinal asked Musk “All styles shipping/available same time, or staged?”. For which Elon Musk replied, “Black glass smooth and textured will be first. Tuscan and French Slate in about six months.”
The tiles will be transparent. It will allow sunlight to charge the cells. This project of Musk aims to blend better than the traditional roofing system. There is no confirmation on price yet. The cost of renewable technology works like an obstacle to taking a wider user span. We have to wait & watch to know the price and hope that it will be affordable.
Musk also stated that the delivery of solar tiles will start this year in the US. He also confirmed taking orders from Australia and UK. Solar roof tiles can be ordered in almost every country. They will go for overseas orders in 2018.