Solar panels have many benefits as a way of powering and heating a home. However, they are not always the most attractive of products. Tesla is out to prove that it doesn’t have to be this way with their new invisible solar roof tiles. The panels received their grand unveiling on the set of Desperate Housewives.
It was a neat trick to show that the most attractive LA homes can still look great with a solar energy installation. Elon Musk’s team had stripped the old roofs and replaced them with these new glass tiles with solar cells inside. They still look like slate and tiled roofs, with no sign of solar tech. This is much more appealing than a big black mass of silicon cells.
So How Can A Solar Panel Be Invisible?
The trick comes down to the viewing angle of the tile. In the one angle, there …
It is usually places like California that receive all the praise and investment when it comes to solar power. This time is the turn of Buffalo, New York. An industrial park near Lake Erie is set to become the home of SolarCiy’s new factory. The aim is to produce the most efficient solar panels for the commercial sector.
Their aims are not small either, with a total of a gigawatt of panels expected from the site each year. That equates to 10,000 panels a day. It this too risky a venture? Or, have SolarCity tapped into the right part of the solar energy market at the right time?
There Are Some Concerns Over The Scale Of The Investment And The Cost
This is not a cheap investment for Buffalo, as the facility has already cost around $750 million. The facility came about through the kind funding of New York State, …
The benefits of solar power are undeniable. Many Americans have now come around to the idea of powering their homes and cars this way. Tesla made electric cars and solar energy cool again, and installations are gradually becoming more user-friendly.
The problem is that an increased call for solar means a need for large solar farms to provide the energy. There is some debate over the best location for these farms. One idea is to head out to sea with the new Heliofloat.