Midwest Roof and Solar is proud to announce that Tesla Solar Roof installations are now being scheduled for residents and businesses in the Twin Cities area. Our Midwest roofers were trained by Tesla to ensure that your roof matches the standard expected by a Tesla solar product.
What is a Tesla Solar Roof?
The Tesla Solar Roof converts energy from the sun into electricity to power your home without burning up non-renewable resources. Instead of solar panels on top of your roof, the solar tiles that make up your roof, seamlessly integrate into the design of your home, making it a great option if you have a strict HOA.
The Tesla Solar Roof is made up of PV (photovoltaic) tiles that collect solar energy and matching non-pv tiles for areas of your roof that do not get direct sunlight. Both these tiles seamlessly integrate to create a sleek roof.
Tesla Solar Roof tiles are 3x stronger than traditional roof tiles and are designed to shed snow, so your roof can be producing energy all year long. The Tesla Solar Roof can stand up to any Minnesota winter weather while powering your home.
What are the tax advantages of a solar roof?
Homeowners switching to solar can receive a 26% tax credit for the cost of all energy producing materials as well as about a 120% allowance from your electric company from your last 6 months of power usage. So every month your electric bill will be paid for by your roof plus the extra percentage from that allowance. If you are making improvements to your home or are planning on purchasing an electric vehicle within the next year, your electric company will take that into account when calculating your maximum electric bill allowance.
The cost of electric is going up in Minnesota, Xcel wants to increase electric bills by almost 20% according to Mike Hughlett at the the StarTribune. A solar solution can reduce your bills while lowering your impact on the environment.
Will I still have power if the grid goes down?
The Tesla Solar Roof also integrates with the Tesla Powerwall, when the grid is down you will still have power. The Tesla Powerwall has no lag time when the grid goes down, it instantly starts running so you won’t notice any power loss. The Tesla Powerwall and Tesla Solar Roof also integrate with your home charging system for your Tesla Car, you can be assured that your car will be powered while never increasing your carbon footprint.
“Tesla Solar Roof is such a great way to power your home without using resources that are going to run out, being able to collect all the energy needed from the sun is an amazing way to lessen your carbon footprint.” – Derek Huntziger