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Tesla Solar Panel Vs. Hail Cannon

05/11/2017 12:32 PM
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Re: Tesla Solar Panel vs. Hail Cannon

05/11/2017 3:51 PM

I'd be interested in seeing how the series/parallel electrical connections are implemented.

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05/11/2017 5:56 PM

Even though there are several installations already out West I have not been able to find any articles detailing them. You'd think Popular science or someone would have done a tech write up by now.

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05/11/2017 8:36 PM
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05/12/2017 9:05 AM

The write up in Popular Science was already a couple of months ago if that helps you.

I remember them saying the in the piece that Tesla solar tiles passed the falling 10 # weight steel ball test where other usual tiles failed miserably.

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05/12/2017 5:43 PM

I saw a write-up on-line where the installation cost would around $60K and you would save about $8,500 over a 30 year period. This is definitely for Tesla customers.

http://www.manufacturing.net/news/2017/05/tesla-starts-selling-solar-roof-says-savings-cover-costs-0

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05/12/2017 7:30 PM

Not a good deal even with taxpayers paying for part of it...

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05/15/2017 11:26 AM

I should note that the $8,500 is on top of the initial $60k investment expenditure. If it all works as advertised, you would clear $8,500 on top of the $60k. However, even some of the most conservative investments will take your $60k and turn it into $120k in about 15 years, let alone 30.

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05/12/2017 10:33 AM

Fixture is 8020 or Faztek. I am wondering why the holder in the center of the solar panel.

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05/12/2017 12:56 PM

I may be noticing the same thing that you did.

While it does appear that the Tesla panel is stronger, I'm not a huge fan of their test methodology (at least what the video shows). Both of the standard tiles were placed vertically, and the Tesla was placed horizontally. The stresses would most certainly be different, especially with that test set-up.

I would like to think that they tested it in all kinds of configurations. Just seemed weird to show a different test case in a side-by-side comparison video.

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All ranting aside, I live in Arizona and have a roof that is in need of repair. The timing just might be perfect. I'll give some feedback to the forum if it happens.

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