Considering Tesla’s recent Model 3 handover party, it’s not all that surprising that the focus of Wednesday’s earnings call was production for the company’s first mass-market sedan.
Still, it was also the first earnings report since Tesla started accepting orders in May for its new solar roof — and Tesla was relatively hush about the new product.
A Tesla spokesperson said the solar roof is sold out well into 2018, but declined to provide exact order numbers.
Tesla is selling the solar roof tiles and traditional solar panels after acquiring SolarCity in November as part of a $2.1-billion deal. The new roof has been successfully installed on employees’ homes, Tesla said during on the earnings call.
Here’s what we do know about Tesla’s solar roof:
Tesla will eventually offer four types of shingles to match different housing aesthetics in an effort to get homeowners to ditch clunky solar-panel add-ons in favor of a beautiful roof. Only two shingles are currently available, but the others will be up for grabs in 2018.
Here you see Tesla’s textured-glass option, which is one of the four options that customers can currently order.
See how it shimmers?