Tesla Solar Roof
Tesla Solar Roof Tiles
All the benefits of Solar PV plus a more attractive, more durable roofing system with no solar penetrations. In short, the roof is the solar system. Just WOW!
Solar Roof Tiles
Solar Roof Tiles are slightly larger than traditional composition shingles but made from high strength tempered glass instead of asphalt. Solar Roof Tiles come in two formats, either “Active”, meaning, they contain live photovoltaic cells, or “Non Active”. The number of “Active” solar roof tiles is determined by your electricity usage the same way traditional PV is determined. So if your usage indicates you need 8KW of photovoltaic cells, we will install enough “Active” Solar Roof Tiles to provide 8KW of generating capacity. In addition, the active tiles will be installed on the sections of roof most favorable to solar generation.
Remember, the roof is the solar system, so we cover the entire roof surface with Solar Roof Tiles. After tearing off your existing roofing materials and inspecting your decking, we will install the solar roof tiles, some “Active” and some “Non Active”, directly to your decking.
Solar Roof Tiles do not use microinverters, instead the Tesla Solar Inverter completes the Solar Roof System by converting DC power from “Active” Solar Tiles to AC power for home consumption. Tesla’s renowned expertise in power electronics has been combined with robust safety features and a simple installation process to produce an outstanding solar inverter that is compatible with both Solar Roof and traditional solar panels. Once installed, homeowners use the Tesla mobile app to manage their solar system and monitor energy consumption, resulting in a truly unique ecosystem experience.
Designed to integrate with Tesla Powerwall II and Tesla App
Includes integrated rapid shutdown, arc fault, and ground fault protection required and approved by HECO
All commercially available PV Systems, including the Solar Roof and PV Systems with Batteries, are electrically “tied” to the grid. This allows you to send excess daytime power generation to the grid assuming your batteries are full or you don’t have batteries. Grid connection also allows you to access grid power at night assuming your batteries are depleted or you don’t have batteries. In addition, currently all Hawaiian electricity companies offer grid connection programs that allow you to earn a credit for your excess generation that can be used to purchase power at night or anytime throughout the month when your home requires more electricity than your System generates.
Our install teams coordinate with your electricity company and permit department to prepare your homes electrical infrastructure and then connect your solar equipment to the grid. Once complete, we instruct the permit department to check our work and we coordinate with your electricity company to validate the System and then it’s time to flip the switch.
You are now ready to generate clean, reliable energy on site and consume it directly from the source. Furthermore, because Photovoltaic Systems including the Solar Roof have no moving parts and are extremely durable, you will enjoy this abundant source of power for years and years to come. This is the main reason we can back PV systems and our new Solar Roof systems with long-term warranties and offer long-term financing.
Solar PV Benefits
Reduced Energy Costs – The bulk of Hawaii’s energy comes from burning fossil fuels, which have historically increased at least 5% year over year. Photovoltaic Systems only need the sun’s natural light, a free and limitless source of energy. This ability to generate power without any dependence on nonrenewable fuels translates into reduced energy cost, which, in turn, results in direct savings on your electricity bill. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the average residential Photovoltaic System can lower energy costs by as much as 50%, but Haleakala Solar and Roofing can work with you to save as much as you want. Many of the individuals and businesses we’ve helped now generate their entire energy needs through their PV Systems.
Increased Home Value – In today’s market, green technology is gaining popularity with buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate. A recent study found that for every $100 saved per year through solar energy, the home’s value is increased by $2000. Thus, if you install a Photovoltaic System that saves $1000 in electricity cost per year, the added net value to the home would be $20,000. Since energy savings only grow as electricity rates increase, the value of your Solar System also appreciates over time. Furthermore, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, a home that has a Photovoltaic System, will sell faster, sometime 50% sooner than a home without a System, even in weaker markets.
Tax Incentives – As energy costs continue to rise, both Federal and State governments are offering tax incentives to encourage solar power. They understand that clean, renewable energy is good for the environment, the economy, and most importantly, for your family. Learn more about current Tax Incentives.