But not everyone feels the same way.
There are some who think solar PV panels are ugly. They don’t like the way that the modules look when installed on rooftops.
Fortunately, you are not limited to traditional PV panels anymore – i.e. the black and blue modules you see on most rooftops throughout California. Today’s solar panels come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and textures. There are even solar tiles that mimic the look and feel of a normal roof.
And it looks like Tesla is getting in on the action as well. The company recently announced a joint venture with SolarCity to produce PV roof tiles for the commercial and residential markets.
Why Is Tesla Introducing Solar Tiles?
The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, estimates that roughly 25% of Tesla drivers already have solar PV panels installed on their properties. In California, that number is closer to 40% – given how environmentally conscious our state is.
As Tesla continues to pump out more electric vehicles, it only makes sense that it would begin offering solar and storage options as well. All 3 of these technologies complement each other perfectly.
But Musk also understands that some EV drivers are still hesitant about investing in solar – not because of the cost but because of how the panels look.
By offering these new glass solar tiles (that are invisible from the street), Tesla hopes to capture a much larger swath of the “green” market. And this gambit will likely succeed.
Maybe Solar PV Panels Are Ugly – but the Savings Are Beautiful
Even with these newer solar tiles, there will always be some people who think that PV technology is ugly. And that’s fine – everyone is entitled to their opinion.
But you know what isn’t ugly?
- Think about how much more attractive your bank account becomes when you begin harnessing free sunshine to power your home or business. With enough solar panels and on-site battery storage, you can unplug from the utility grid completely.
- Think about how much more attractive the world becomes when there’s less pollution, smog, sickness, and asthma. Why burn fossil fuels when our closest star can supply all of the energy we could ever need.
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