What Happened To Tesla's Solar Roof Tiles?

Elon Musk unveiled prototypes of Tesla’s Solar Roof tiles In October 2016. They came in four styles that looked just like normal roofing material but were essentially miniaturized versions of traditional solar panels.

The announcement helped Tesla justify its $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity one month later and represented Musk’s vision for what the businesses could do together.

It’s been almost two years since then. So where are the tiles?

“We now have several hundred homes with the Solar Roof on them, and that’s going well. It takes a while to just confirm that the Solar Roof is going to last for 30 years and all the details work out,” Musk said on Tesla’s Q2 earnings call in August.» Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC

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50 Comments

  1. yummyjackalmeat on April 18, 2021 at 12:09 am

    so inefficient. so expensive. so stupid. "overpromise, underdeliver" is musks m.o. though, so I don’t expect anything else.

  2. Ben Terry on April 18, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Seems a very niche market, first you have to want solar power on your house which at this price will never save money. Second you need to be so bothered by the look of traditional solar that you even care in the first place as you could have solar on your house in a much more environmentally friendly and cheaper way with standard cells. Thirdly, solar cells have a life of around 30 years and few people are spending 100.000 on electricity in 30 years. So the project doesn’t make sense really from a financial or ecological viewpoint. Only people I can really see this appealing too is very rich people who wan’t to look like they care about the environment but not enough to so much as change the look of their roof so just throw money at the issue.

  3. cattigereyes1 on April 18, 2021 at 12:14 am

    It failed epic like!

  4. J.A.M on April 18, 2021 at 12:15 am

    You can just look at the setup and realize how many technical issues will come up…
    People need to research/study !!

  5. Tom Wilson on April 18, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Elon always announces stuff too early for the general public. Things like this take years but everybody expects it to happen as soon as the idea is announced

  6. L D on April 18, 2021 at 12:15 am

    100k never will pay back !! Simple

  7. J.A.M on April 18, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Yes, they CAN pay for themselves… but not usually in the lifetime of the person who made the initial investment!
    We’re talking their kids, or their kids kids, that would really see the benefit!

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  9. tapsulinka on April 18, 2021 at 12:21 am

    You should ask how much Tesla did took preorders and how much people did pay prepayments?

  10. james James on April 18, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Electric Jesus, Bullshiting the world once again…

  11. Daphna Eremina on April 18, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Can’t wait to put this on our house 💘

  12. J Harris on April 18, 2021 at 12:24 am

    These will last 100 years!!
    4 years later….
    Those are obsolete, you should upgrade to these!

  13. Susanto Ong on April 18, 2021 at 12:25 am

    The man dont even understand the time value of money, 100000 dolar you can get 5000-7000 thousand in deposit or bond, he actually spend more lol

  14. Jeannie Parker on April 18, 2021 at 12:26 am

    It’s 2021, I still haven’t got my $1000 deposit back! They refused to install the roof for me because they claimed they didn’t actually make the kind I wanted to buy. They also refused to give me back my deposit. I’ve been calling them for over 6 months now. They would give me an excuse every time I called! I can’t believe this. This is Tesla! If you have suggestions for me, please contact me!

  15. Whitaker Bennett on April 18, 2021 at 12:26 am

    They are out

  16. Celestial Outcomes on April 18, 2021 at 12:30 am

    LMAO… He’s such a scammer.

  17. Piyush Bhakat on April 18, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Elon "I ate your lunch" Musk

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  20. Rd Rz on April 18, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Design to looks good is hard

  21. Chris Anon on April 18, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Elon be like, screw this I’m going to land rockets vertically, it’s more fun.

  22. TerraSai on April 18, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Fun fact: To this day, Tesla is not self-profitable. They get tax credits from the government for helping the environment and essentially sell them to companies who aren’t very helpful to the environment

  23. Luky91 Luky91 on April 18, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Genius ❤️

  24. 54Mechanic1 on April 18, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Big Secret: Solar doesn’t work. Research solar subsidies, reliability, efficiency, maintenance, costs and added batteries. And you EASILY come to the conclusion, that solar power as we know it is a BIG JOKE

  25. P T on April 18, 2021 at 12:34 am

    cnbc hates musk

  26. juan carlos sande on April 18, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Que despiste…

  27. Владимир on April 18, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Mask ingeniously!

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  29. jzizzles on April 18, 2021 at 12:43 am

    China sued Elon for patent infringement.

  30. Noel vinegas on April 18, 2021 at 12:43 am

    how to order Tesla Solar Roof Tiles & how much is the price?

  31. Y A on April 18, 2021 at 12:44 am

    I will tell you what happened 2 years later – kiss my ass CNBC

  32. mwwhited on April 18, 2021 at 12:45 am

    What happened is he lied to investors to get Tesla to cover losses that he and he brother’s were going to be taking.

  33. Denis Vandale on April 18, 2021 at 12:45 am

    What about in heavy snow areas?

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  35. MasterNick on April 18, 2021 at 12:47 am

    The thumbnail is a flipped version of 0:25 lol

  36. SFB on April 18, 2021 at 12:48 am

    What happened? Well to start it was vaporware, the company was a bailout of his personal funds and cousins using TSLA shareholder funds. TSLA is being sued for this inside dealing. Solar city has been gutted and is not a viable buisness with a current Trustpilot rating of 2.6 stars with over 50% rating 1 star being the minmum stars that can be given so you may as well say zero stars. Musk is the worlds biggest con man

  37. thomas aquinas on April 18, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Solar roof tiles, by their nature, are not the solution. We need a (relatively) cheap solution, like amorphous solar rolls that you unfurl and attach to the roof. When a better version is available, you don’t have to re-roof(i.e. tiles) but instead, just roll up the old roof cover and unfurl a newer one. Job done, in two hours. Thanks, I’ll pick up my Nobel prize next week…

  38. Malte Meyer on April 18, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Would have been interesting if they compared the energy produced by the roof with regulair panels.

  39. Dane Scag on April 18, 2021 at 12:50 am

    From 400$ to 40$, and if the roof can last 30 years, then yes, it should pay for itself.

  40. Sam Wang on April 18, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Don’t doubt Elon or Ull regret it

  41. Shikher Mishra on April 18, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Well they just posted a video on their TESLA channel recently so…. nothing happened to Solar

  42. G S on April 18, 2021 at 12:54 am

    It was all a scam!

  43. mangesh burange on April 18, 2021 at 12:55 am

    2021 remake?

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  45. Spooners outings on April 18, 2021 at 12:58 am

    The big electric companies are paying him to stop more like. Just like they did to Tesla him self

  46. 6irty6iamon6 2 on April 18, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Don’t play coy you know exactly what happened. Human!

  47. Aditya Panoriya on April 18, 2021 at 1:00 am

    So this guy is saving money on electricity bills which he already gave in advanced

  48. Old Man from Scene Twenty Four on April 18, 2021 at 1:04 am

    With the current lockdowns, innovation and manufacturing is crippled.

  49. Abhijeet Kundu on April 18, 2021 at 1:05 am

    – What Happened To Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles?
    – It is over-expensive and it doesn’t work.

  50. Sharkenson Nevermind on April 18, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Tesla is paving the way for future business at their expense, go get them Elon!

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