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Now that electric cars are gaining in momentum, Tesla, a leader in innovative energy solutions, has turned its attention towards home solar energy. Tesla recently announced their newest line of products, which includes the Tesla Solar Roof. Working in partnership with Solar City, these beautiful shingles will change the look of solar operated homes, for the better.

Tesla and Solar City came together to create this new home design product for several reasons. First and foremost, is to further lessen our carbon footprint on a larger scale. This is a similar approach which spurred the latest improvements to electric cars, and better access to charging stations, including at home. These innovations have begun to help improve our air quality, while giving people top quality, reliable cars, with a great Return on Investment as well. Now it is time to take it a step further.

The idea was to help make home solar energy products not only look better, but to also come up with cost effective solutions which can help an idea like this go viral. This is said to be doable, as the Tesla Solar Roof is better insulated, costs less than a standard roof (and the cost of electricity, too), generates electricity effectively, and lasts longer. These ideas are how Tesla is seeking to fulfill its mission to help accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. With their new solar roof, homes can be beautiful, affordable, and integrated; as Tesla puts it, if you have these things at home, why would you do it any other way?

These new solar roof shingles are made of tempered glass with a colored louver film adhered to the underside. This allows the solar panels below to readily absorb the sun’s energy. From street level, all you see is roof tiles. According to information Tesla has released about the shingles, the glass is considered to have a quasi-infinite lifetime. That is to say, the quartz-based glass is super-resistant to the weather, and as such are expected to last a lifetime.

Another incredible feature of the Solar Roof Shingles is the option of fitting them with heating elements, perfect for areas with a lot of snow, such as Colorado Springs. Imagine being able to keep your roof clear when the snow accumulates. This will extend the number of accessible winter hours for energy storage on any home in the region. There are 4 classic styles to choose from to help ensure a beautiful new roof homeowners are sure to love.

Speaking of energy storage, the Tesla Solar Roofs can not only heat your home and power your appliances, you can store energy overflow, which can also be used to charge your electric car. This is one of the main goals which Tesla is aiming to help the world achieve when it comes to utilizing solar energy on a grand scale. In short, their idea is to provide at-home power generation, with power storage options which will encourage more use of eco-friendly electric cars.

If you have been interested in solar energy for your home, this could be a great way to do it. I highly recommend checking out the details, including a great video of the Tesla Solar Roof Announcement; then you can decide if this the right solution for you, too.  It is possible, as these roofs begin to be installed in communities, more buyers will be intrigued by them as well, and search for listings with a Tesla Solar Roof.

Whether you are buying or selling your home, connecting with a Realtor® who understands the latest in housing innovations and the local market will provide you with the ideal resource. This can make a big difference in how happy you are with the process, and the results. We at Springs LifeStyles Real Estate are here to help you with all your real estate needs! Call Kathy Stenberg at (719) 963-4867 or you can email her at springslifestyles@gmail.com You can also visit us at our website for available listings and additional information.