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A Closer Look At Tesla Solarglass 🌞
« Reply #330 on: December 15, 2019, 04:29:02 pm »
A Closer Look At Tesla Solarglass 🌞 (Videos)

December 15th, 2019 by Johnna Crider


Arash Malek gives us a great close up shot of Tesla’s Solarglass Roof while at a Tesla Service Center in El Cerrito, CA. Tesla’s Solarglass is a unique roofing invention that fuses a roof with solar panel glass in a beautiful and artistic way that provides a cost-competitive alternative to power for your home.

“I thought it was fake at first,” Arash Malek, founder of Scentwedge, tells me, “because it was so thin and looked about as thick as a glass plate. But then, when you look closer you can see the solar array. It has a cool connection mechanism and a nice textured glass on top. Also, you can’t see the solar cells from an angle.”

Close up shot of Tesla’s Solarglass Roof Shingle

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That looks so much more workable than the previous version of the product. The previous product looked like it was designed by people with no experience with roofs or building construction products.

I wish FirstSolar would use it's roll-to-roll process on a metal back to make a standing seem metal solar roof. Cheap, long-lasting, easy to install and bullet-proof.

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Well, the next best thing might be the SL-16 standing seam metal roof with solar panels over it. As you know, a standing seam metal roof can have the solar panel racking attached without penetrating the roof or the standing seam. 👍

If I ever get enough money to put solar panels on my roof, I want to attach them in a way that the roof can never leak.   

Although many of the racking clamps do attach by penetrating the seam, here is one type of S5 clamp that does not:

Source: https://www.rapidmaterials.com/S5-Seam-Clamps

Here's one of the SL-16 videos. No, I don't work for them. Yes, I am considering SL-16 to replace my 20 year old asphalt shingle roof.

Metal Roofing Installation Using the SL-16® Panel by American Building Components
171,956 views•Aug 12, 2014

Here;s another great racking system for metal roofs:

SnapNrack Standing Seam System
Attach solar panels and rails directly to standing seam metal roofs without drilling. 👍
Source: https://www.solarelectricsupply.com/solar-panel-mounts/roof-mounts/snapnrack/series-500-standing-seam-metal-system

I live in a manufactured home. My roof area is less than 1,000 square feet, but I could never afford Tesla solar energy generating roof tiles. 😟 Most Tesla products, though excellent all around, are well beyond the reach of most Americans. 😟 If we had a decent government that subsidized Tesla products, and all other Clean Energy products, the way it gives handouts to the polluting fossil fuelers, all Tesla products would be within the reach of most Americans.  Excuse the rant.

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23


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