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President Donald Trump talks with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk center and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon during a meeting with business leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House in February

The company launched a website that allows homeowners to estimate costs and reserve roofs.

Tesla said that the first two tiles of the solar roof will be priced at about USA $21.85 per square foot. One of the major highlights of these new roof tiles is that Tesla's solar roofs will be less expensive than regular roofs, even before energy production is considered.

Potential customers can use the company's online tool to estimate the solar roof's costs and savings, based on their roof's square footage.

But that would include another pillar of Tesla's growing energy portfolio - the home battery storage device called the Powerwall.

One of the most highly anticipated pieces of TSLA's SolarCity ambitions has been the concept of a full solar roof. There, they can also calculate the estimated upfront cost of a solar roof.

The solar roof, created to look like a conventional roof even though it has solar modules embedded inside, is a key part of Tesla's plan to differentiate itself from other solar energy installers in a tightening solar energy market.

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Tesla said it expects the product to be popular in locations beyond where its SolarCity subsidiary now operates, and plans to expand installation crews accordingly. "Solar power going to a stationary battery pack so you have power at night, and then charging an electric vehicle - you can scale that to all the world's demand". Part of the excitement concerns the replacement of relatively hefty panels with roof tiles that have embedded solar-gathering tech.

Tesla is also offering "infinity" warranty which covers the glass in the tiles.

A standard solar panel setup could cost about 30 percent less than the Tesla system, Bloomberg reports.

"A 30 per cent premium could well be acceptable", Bromley said, especially for eager customers like Tesla's car-buyers who are willing to pay $US35,000 for a base version of its upcoming Model 3.

But perhaps investors in Tesla forget that the SEC just opened up an investigation into the company with regards to reporting solar cancellations less than a week ago. Tesla has already halted SolarCity's door-to-door sales of solar panels, and over the next six months more than 70 stores will be staffed for solar sales. The roof is made of tempered glass that contains solar cells. Installations will begin in June, the company says. According to him, it is a new beginning for our future. The Tesla boss even went as far as to say that most roofs, which are usually asphalt shingles, look awful.

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