An attention-grabbing new timelapse video of a Tesla Photo voltaic Roof set up in simply 4 days has been launched, however there are some caveats.
Now we have just lately been reporting on the troublesome rollout of Tesla’s photo voltaic roof tiles as the corporate continues to be making an attempt to speed up the set up course of and determining the small print of the brand new product.
Final week, we posted a report on a disastrous Tesla solar roof installation in Florida that has been occurring for two months with no sign of ending.
Now we will report on a extra constructive set up that has been accomplished in simply 4 days close to Topeka, Kansas.
Nonetheless, the brand new set up was finished by a third-party, Weddle and Sons Roofing, not Tesla, and so they didn’t depend the roof removing and underlay set up within the 4-day course of:
Nonetheless, that is a formidable set up time and perhaps Tesla may study from this third-party installer.
As we just lately reported, Tesla has started to partner with other roofing companies to install solar roof tiles and now they began delivering the tiles to these corporations for tasks like these.
They wrote within the description of the brand new timelapse video of the set up:
“Weddle and Sons Roofing simply accomplished a 40 sq. (4000 sq. foot) 15kW Tesla Photo voltaic Roof set up close to Topeka, Kansas. This time lapse covers 4 days of putting in the PV tiles, glass tiles, and flashings. Tear-off of the prevailing roof and dry-in with double-layer Firestone underlayment came about the Friday earlier than this time lapse begins.”
They famous the usage of the double-layer Firestone underlayment.
Within the horrible set up in Florida that resulted in leaks and having to redo the entire roof, Tesla determined to make use of a brand new underlayment that they later decided to be the reason for the issue.
In that case, Tesla was answerable for the set up itself with subcontractors solely being answerable for the roof removing.
Since reporting on that venture, a number of Tesla photo voltaic roof prospects have reached out to Electrek to report lack of communications from the photo voltaic group and set up occasions 2 to three occasions longer than what Tesla is estimating.
As I beforehand famous, photo voltaic roof tiles actually appear to nonetheless be in beta and being examined by paying prospects.
Whereas the completed product is excellent, it’s essential be keen to undergo some points if you wish to transfer ahead with an set up proper now.
Nonetheless, it seems like some current roofing corporations, who’ve extra expertise than Tesla with roofs, might need already figured it out.
Congrats to Weddle and Sons Roofing.
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