Elon Musk has disclosed that he has been working on a solar roof, not a roof covered with solar panels, but a roof made entirely out of solar cells. This could be the next big thing, as many homes are now being converted to harness the energy of the sun.
With this new product, Musk hopes to make solar power more mainstream and in reach of every household, in the hopes of taking more people off the grid. They plan to use Tesla’s Powerwall, a massive battery that stores usable energy. At present it is not compatible with solar panels, so this obstacle will have to be overcome.
Imagine the possibilities when Musk succeeds in his plan to make self-sufficient energy production a reality for the everyday person, making everyone independent of outside utilities, which will in turn save money and reduce our carbon footprint.
At this stage most homes can only afford to go off the grid partially, because green power does come with a steep price tag, but hopefully Elon Musk will succeed in changing this.