Many alternative energy companies have been trying to create solar power generating roofs and tremendous progress has been made in this field. The biggest hindrance in the way of creating sustainable solar power generating roofs is that they are either very expensive or they don’t look as good as normal roofs. Although there is a pressing need for having alternative sources of energy, people are still sensitive about how their homes look therefore they have been shying away from the sort of roofs alternative energy companies have been making so far.
In this video, the Tesla CEO Elon Musk gives a live demo of the latest solar power generating roof tiles his company SolarCity has made:
You can actually see the two homes using the solar power generating roof tiles at the place where he is conducting the presentation.
If appearance matters and if you can afford such expensive tiles, then these solar power generating tiles come in the following designs: textured glass, slate glass, tuscan glass and smooth glass.
Obviously right now the target market would be rich homeowners who would go for fashionable solar power generating roof tiles just to make a statement, but even this would be a good development because many such houses use lots of power.