Tesla Solar Roof Event Set For This Friday At Universal Studios Los Angeles (update)
On November 17th, shareholders for Tesla and SolarCity will vote to either approve or deny the merger of the two semi-related companies.
Ahead of that, Tesla/SolarCity are planning the big “solar roof” reveal. The timing of the reveal is not coincidental, according to industry analysts.
UPDATE: Tesla has changed event time – the launch timing has been bumped up to 5:30 PM (PT)
That reveal will happen this Friday October 28 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California. The event will be livestreamed starting at 7PM Pacific Time or 10 PM Eastern Time. Of course we will have the livestream here if one wants to check it out and live blog along with the presentation.
What should we expect to see this Friday? Well, according to Elon Musk:
“It’s not a thing on a roof. It is the roof.”
The “solar roof” will be pitched to homeowners in need of replacement roofs. It’s an entire system that incorporates a roof with the required weatherproofing attributes of a standard roof, along with the solar panels (no, they aren’t really panels anymore with this new setup) into one custom-made product.
“When somebody orders a car from Tesla, they’ll pick from a wide array of options. That car will be custom-made to their preferences. You really want the roof to be custom-made to the individual customer as a kit and then sent to the delivery team to get installed.”