Tesla’s Solar Roof Economical For Middle Class?

Originally Posted By Forbes.com – Christopher Helman Step right up! Elon Musk will now take your order for a beautiful new solar roof made out of glass tiles embedded with photovoltaic cells. The prettiest ones look like pieces of “French slate,” which is what Musk has on his house. If you’re a rich, green person who’s always wanted solar panels, but your homeowners’ association doesn’t like those unsightly, clunky things, then hey you’re in luck! That’s right, for just $65,000 for the average 3,000 square foot roof, you can soak up some sun-power with the confidence of what Musk calls the…

What You Should Know Before Going Solar

The New York Times – Original Article How do home solar systems work? Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are made from silicon cells that join together to form a circuit. The panel collects the sun’s energy and makes direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter changes the DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is what most homes use. The inverter is a metal box connected to a meter, which in turn is connected to the utility’s electric grid. Do I need a new roof? Most installers prefer a roof that has been fixed or replaced within the last five years….

SolarCity’s solar installations crash nearly 40%

Originally posted by  The Business Insider Solar City Installs Crash by 40%   (Reuters) – Tesla’s SolarCity reported a drop of nearly 40 percent in solar installations for the first quarter on Wednesday, the latest sign of a reversal in fortunes for the once high-flying residential solar industry. In an earnings report this week, Tesla said it deployed 150 megawatts of solar generation in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 245 MW in the first quarter of last year. (Reuters) – Tesla’s SolarCity reported a drop of nearly 40 percent in solar installations for the first quarter on Wednesday,…