Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Monday that his friendship prefabricated “meaningful mistakes” in its solar roof tile contrive that somebody led to further outgo overruns and delays. The product has originally revealed in the game in 2016.
Tesla is currently trying to fulfill significant demand for solar roofs, but has not launched a product, Musk said in a conference call with investors after the release of Tesla’s financial results for the first quarter of 2021.
Tesla reported $ 494 million in the sale of energy generations and storage products in the first quarter, but the overall division is still not profitable.
Musk’s comments came when IRATE customers had notified outlets such as the threshold and electric ed that Tesla increased the price of solar tiles when it was time for installation.
Musk said Tesla had difficulty “assessing certain roof difficulties,” and said that “the roof complexity varies dramatically.”
If the existing roof has a bulge, or a problem with the underlying structure, or is not strong enough to hold Tesla solar tiles, then the cost can be two or three times higher than the initial estimate of Tesla, said Musk. Tesla returns the customer deposit if they don’t want to pay price increases, said Musk.
Musk unveiled the Tesla solar roof in 2016 on the set of Desperate Housewives. At the time, he was trying to acquire Solar City, a solar energy company formed by his cousins. Musk was also chairman of Solar City at the time.
The roof he showed off at the event was not fully functional, the company was fast then reported, and Musk allegedly said the tile prototype was “part of the dirt.” However, the vision for the solar roof – replaces a regular roof herpes per with photovoltaic tiles that can collectively capture more solar energy than traditional solar panels, and save the energy at the Powerwall Tesla house battery – very important for the merger, he wrote the “master plan” both of them for Tesla.
“We can not do that if Tesla and SolarCity are different societies, which is why we have to combine and decompose the obstacles inherent in separate companies,” he wrote. “They are separated at all, despite similar origins and the pursuit of the same overall goal of sustainable energy, it is largely an accident in history. Now that Tesla is ready to scale PowerWall and SolarCity is ready to provide highly differentiated solar, the time has come to bring them together. ”
The merger finally followed although this is always at the center of a law shareholder trial in Delaware. Since this 2016 event, the solar roof has followed multiple revisions but has not yet been widely deployed. Musk even said that 2019 would be the year “year of the solar roof“.
Musk has now said that Tesla will expand solar roof facilities this year and on Monday, he talked about the company’s recent decision on Tesla’s home battery with his solar products. “It’s the long-term solution to a sustainable energy future,” he said.