Tesla began taking orders for its solar roof tile products as of Wednesday.
CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter, that the company would begin taking orders for any territory.
In response to a number of questions, he confirmed that UK “delivery and installation” would begin next year. US deliveries will start before the end of 2017.
The initial orders will be for the black smooth and textured tiles with the Tuscan and French slate models following six months after.
According Tesla’s most recent quarterly results, manufacturing of the tiles will begin in Q2 2017.
“We plan to start pilot manufacturing Solar Roof tiles in the second quarter of 2017 at our Fremont Factory. Shortly thereafter, production will transition to Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, New York. Our partner, Panasonic, will provide capital and operational support to manufacture PV cells, thus enabling high volume integrated tile and PV cell production at a single facility,” the company said.
The tiles were first revealed in October 2016.
Solar roof can be ordered for almost any country. Deployment this year in the US and overseas next year.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 10, 2017
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