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Post by Adverse Effects » Sat, 29 Oct 2016, 18:17

Elon Musk unveils ‘Solar Roof’

[tube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRqSkR4ENAg[/tube]

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Post by Richo » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 20:54

Sorry your post appears to me as one line and nothing else.
http://www.afr.com/technology/teslas-so ... 031-gsf002

Sorry even my 7yo had the thought of making the roof of actual panels some time ago.
Just goes to show if my 7yo was running a multi-million $$ company...

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Post by mikedufty » Thu, 03 Nov 2016, 22:30

I definitely thought of it when I got a quote to re-roof my sunroom with corrugated iron, which was more than the cost of covering it in solar panels. Only problem is current solar panels have gaps.

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Post by Adverse Effects » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 06:33

Richo wrote: Sorry your post appears to me as one line and nothing else.



ok well i linked in a youtube of him talking about it

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Post by TooQik » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 19:13

I looked at solar tiles in the past, so they're nothing new. Here's two examples of ones already sold in Australia:

http://selector.com/au/products/monier- ... vQodwIAMpg

http://www.stratco.com.au/products/home ... r-roofing/

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Post by Adverse Effects » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 20:11

TooQik wrote: I looked at solar tiles in the past, so they're nothing new. Here's two examples of ones already sold in Australia:

http://selector.com/au/products/monier- ... vQodwIAMpg

http://www.stratco.com.au/products/home ... r-roofing/


well the first site i wouldnt buy from because they carnt even get a web page to work

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and the 2nd one is no good for you as you as you carnt buy them in your state :-)

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i only posted the original vid out of interest sake not that its never been done before

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Post by Richo » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 20:36

Stratco wrote:This is a non-trafficable roof system
Hmm that's an issue.
Imagine trying to replace a faulty one.
I was basically hoping to do the whole roof.

I guess that's why Tesla went with the thicker quartz glass and smaller panel size.

Then again the thought of wiring a few hundred mini panels doesn't enthuse me either.
I hope they are in a click-2-busbar format Image
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Post by TooQik » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 22:37

Not sure why the first Monier link didn't work, try this one:

http://monier.com.au/Products/Solar

I have family in SA so purchase wouldn't be an issue. Image

Richo, the Monier tiles are designed to be able to be walked on, unlike the Stratco ones.

The thought of wiring together a roof top of any of these solutions would fill anyone with dread. I'm with you in hoping they came up with a nifty wiring solution.

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