EEVblog #938 – Tesla Solar Roofs – Are They Viable?

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Solar Freakin’ Roofs!
How viable is Tesla’s Solar Roof concept?
What did Elon Musk not mention at the product launch?
How efficient are they?
How much energy is required to manufacture them?
https://www.tesla.com/solar
Energy required for existing roof construction: http://buildforliving.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/BR-Roof-Tiles-For-Living.pdf
International Energy Agency on Efficiency: http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/tracking_emissions.pdf
US Government on PV Energy Payback: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37322.pdf
List of solar single companies that have gone bust: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/A-Note-to-Elon-Musk-And-The-Brothers-Rive-on-The-Integrated-Solar-Roof
Dow Chemical Solar shingles goes out of business: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/dow-chemical-sheds-solar-shingle-business
Solar shingle efficiency: http://sunpowerbyinfinitysolar.com/solar-shingles-efficiency/
Sun position and angle/elevation calculator: http://www.sunearthtools.com/dp/tools/pos_sun.php

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