This weekend, Tesla utilized its website to introduce new low-profile solar panels which can be placed directly on existing roofs. The panels have no visible mounting hardware and are capped off by an integrated front skirt.
The system was developed by Zep Solar, a mounting equipment company acquired by SolarCity in 2013 before it was acquired by Tesla in 2016.
Designed to work with Tesla’s Powerwall, the panels are being manufactured by Panasonic at Tesla's Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York. Production of these Panasonic modules, which “exceed industry standards for durability and lifespan,” according to Tesla, is scheduled for this summer.
The company is currently taking requests for quotes on its website.