Elon Musk, AKA The Saviour of Mankind, has just announced that SolarCity, the solar power company he recently bought, will begin production of modular roofing units with built-in solar panels. That means that instead of affixing large and cumbersome Solar PV panels to your roof, the roof itself will be able to generate electricity from the sun.
All this is still yet to be confirmed, as the merger of SolarCity and Tesla has yet to complete, but SolarCity’s Peter Rive says that a roofing solution such as that could be ready for market by this time next year. It will tie nicely in with Musk’s plan to convert each and every home into its own power station.
As Musk said recently about his ‘master plan’, he wants to see… “A smoothly integrated and beautiful solar-roof-with-battery product that just works, empowering the individual as their own utility, and then scale that throughout the world.” Seriously, this guy is awesome.
Musk for President! Musk is a must!