Tesla solar roof

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sloeffle

Minister of Fire
Mar 1, 2012
834
Central Ohio
I have to take issue with the generality of this remark.
This is *not* all tech. Transistors (by the billions in your gadgets) have an unprecedented reliability - far outperforming e.g. airplanes (which are also far, far, FAR beyond "80%").
I don't disagree with you.

But you are comparing resistors, cars, and railroads to writing code, and project implementation of said code and or product. Human lives are not on the line in my line of work. If they were, I too wouldn't be okay with 80% either.

80% is good enough is not a new theory. Please see the links below:



 

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
6,351
Northern NH
BTW - Tesla is raising the costs of their roofs substantially even with people who have signed contracts


The con is Tesla does not give a Powerwall, they retain the rights to dispatch it and get the revenue from the dispatch.
 

andym

Feeling the Heat
Feb 6, 2020
424
Hicksville, Ohio
There is zero chance I would purchase one of these tesla roofs. Combining expensive, new electronic technology with roofing materials sounds like a fulfillment of the old saying: a fool and his money are soon parted. What are the chances that the tech will be serviceable or even useable in 10 years? Kind of like 3g phones, etc. For that matter, who's going to be qualified to find and repair a roof leak?
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
981
Eastern Long Island NY
Have your solar company be in touch with your roofing company, so the former can explain to the latter how they want to do things, and the latter can instruct the former if need be.
This is a standard conundrum, and your roofing company will likely have dealt with it before.
 

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
6,351
Northern NH
Generally if the original roofer was a certified i
Have your solar company be in touch with your roofing company, so the former can explain to the latter how they want to do things, and the latter can instruct the former if need be.
This is a standard conundrum, and your roofing company will likely have dealt with it before.
I am curious, since GAF apparently sells or did sell a integrated solar roof they may not be interested in the competition. Generally on commercial roofs any modifications have to be done by certified installer.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
981
Eastern Long Island NY
Or the roofing company says they won't give warranty on penetrations made by the solar company, essentially kicking the can (fight) down the road...
 

rwh63

Member
Nov 12, 2019
225
MA
i like the idea of an attractive solar shingle roof. the price you quote appears to be very expensive though. i'm also concerned that the product will not be supported in the years to come, or will be replaced with another type and makes yours obsolete (like all tech). would you buy a house with a 15 year old seriously outdated hi-tech roof? i say go asphalt, or metal (or slate!), and add solar separate.

or do what they do in silent green, and hook your bicycle up to the electrical system. if you want light, you need to work for it!
 

mellow

Resident Stove Connoisseur
Jan 19, 2008
5,241
Salisbury, MD