Tesla CEO Elon Musk Aims to Make Solar Panel Glass Roofing Tiles as Appealing as Electric Cars.

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Tesla:"People always think of Tesla as an electric-car company, but really the whole point of Tesla was to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy,” Mr. Musk said on a stage at Universal Studios in Los Angeles surrounded by houses outfitted with glass solar tiles roughly the size and shape of roofing shingles.

Tesla Solar Panels

Tesla Solar Panels

“The goal is…to make solar roofs that look better than a normal roof, generate electricity, last longer, have better insulation and an installed cost that is less than a normal roof plus the cost of electricity,” he said.