Solar energy has been around for a long time, but it’s only recently that it’s started to infiltrate the regular consumer base of America.
You’re probably looking around and seeing solar panels popping up around your neighborhood.
As they become more common, the price will be driven down and the technology will improve. One way we’re seeing the technology change dramatically is with the development of Tesla’s solar roof.
The technology and research giant Tesla has made significant strides in this millennium toward energy efficiency and the technology of the future.
With their self-driving electric cars we are catching a glimpse of what the world could look like 20-30 years from now.
Recently they acquired Solar City and are now heavily involved in developing solar technology that will change the game. Tesla’s muscle behind the solar industry is leading to some exciting developments.
The most exciting talk surrounds the new solar roof.
Instead of a large module that is mounted to your home (like the current method of solar panels), Tesla envisions a solar energy system that is seamlessly integrated with your home.
Essentially the photovoltaic plates are made thinner, stronger, and more seamless, and then mounted as part of your roofing.
Instead of large plates that gather solar energy, you’d be seeing seamless glass shingles that function as solar energy receptors.
This development is a huge improvement for a lot of reasons.
First, one of the primary arguments against solar panels today are that homeowners worry about the aesthetic look of their homes.
Often the hefty solar panels can detract from the overall appearance of the home, especially if the home is south-facing and the panels are a prominent feature of the home from the curb view.
Seamless solar panel tiles in a Tesla solar roof would solve this issues.
Secondly, a Tesla solar roof would advance the science of solar technology and motivate other solar companies to begin developing and advancing more rapidly.
Tesla’s solar roof may be the only option for several years, but eventually other solar companies will join up and begin providing competing products.
This is great news for consumers, who will likely have better options made more affordable for them in coming years.
What does the Tesla Solar Roof mean for the future?
What’s next in the world of solar technology?
Certainly it isn’t hard to imagine that the homes of the future will be built with solar roofing seamlessly integrated. This will make solar technology more universal, effective, and more affordable.
If you’ve considered solar panels for your home, don’t wait until everyone around you has been profiting from the switch for years.
Call or contact Solar Power Utah today at 801-326-0984 for a free estimate so that you can make an informed decision.