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Tesla's Solar Roofs Are Finally Available And They're Cheaper Than Expected

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If you've ever thought about installing a solar roof but thought it was too expensive, Tesla's solar roofs are finally here and they're surprisingly pretty affordable. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that solar roof tiles will be available to purchase starting today, and Tesla also shared that the first two styles of its solar roof will be priced at about $21.85 per square foot, slightly lower than the $24.50 per square foot that Consumer Reports initially expected.

Musk explained the product would be delivered throughout the United States later this year and places overseas including Australia and Europe can expect delivery in 2018. 

The company most famous for its electric cars had a stunning announcement back last October that it would be creating a more traditional solar roof instead of panels placed on top of them. They detailed four different varieties of tiles: Tuscan, smooth, textured, and slate. Fred Lambert of Electrek reports that black editions of the smooth and textured designs will be available to order first.