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Elon Musk Says Solar Roofs Will Be Available for Purchase in April

Sustainable energy is coming home.

Dom GaleonMarch 24th 2017

It’s been a busy day for Elon Musk on Twitter. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has been actively replying to tweets, answering questions about the latest developments for his multiple companies. So far, Musk has given updates on the Tesla Model 3, his Boring Company, and now, Tesla’s solar roofs.

When asked about an arrival date for Tesla’s new solar roof shingles, Musk replied that the company would begin accepting orders in April. With production of these solar tiles expected to kick off this summer at the Tesla Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, opening up for orders in April makes sense.

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Tesla’s solar roof tiles, courtesy of Musk’s newly acquired renewable energy company SolarCity, are expected to be tougher than regular shingles, but cost less. Tesla has previously revealed plans for four different styles for their solar tiles, but production will begin with just one type. New styles will be added gradually every few months, if all goes according to plan.

With its solar roof tiles and Powerwall 2, Tesla is creating a sustainable energy ecosystem for the home. It’s a revolutionary idea. Making renewable energy available to every home could go a long way toward reducing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, which would do a world of good in the global fight against climate change.

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