Last October, Elon Musk launched the third-generation Tesla Solar Roof tiles project. Musk says it’s better to design new homes or roofs than traditional roof tiles and cheaper than solar systems installed on roofs alone. The Solar Roof project is now in the works, and Austin Flack has released preliminary reviews of purchases and installations on its personal channel.
The total cost of installing the Tesla Solar Roof was $33,749, $3,000 more than the cost of a traditional rooftop-and-Tesla solar panel, Austin Flack said. He had already placed an order in early November and planned to install it in mid-December, but it was delayed until January because of the rain. The federal rebate rate will fall from 30 percent in 2019 to 26 percent in 2020, but Tesla is giving them a 4 percent discount to make up the difference.