In 2017, Tesla had planned to install 1,000 solar roofs per week after acquiring solar power company SolarCity. Today, however, five years later, Electrek says Tesla’s solar roof installation rate is far less than expected.
According to Electrek, Tesla deployed 2.5 megawatts of solar roofs in the second quarter of 2022. That equates to about 260 medium-sized (9.6 kW) solar roofs installed by Tesla last quarter, or 20 per week. Even assuming only 5 kilowatts of power per solar roof, Tesla is installing only about 38 solar roofs per week, which is less than 4 percent of its goal.
According to Techcrunch, the slow pace of Tesla’s solar roof installations may be related to the difficulty of installing roofs and supply chain issues, with Techcrunch saying that Musk said there is no standard process for installing solar roofs and that he severely underestimated the difficulty of installing some roofs.
Meanwhile, Tesla reported a significant drop in its solar deployments in the first quarter of 2022, which the company attributed to delays in the import of certain solar modules. It’s worth noting that Tesla said last year that solar roofs would rise from $65,000 to $75,000 because of its restructuring of solar roofs, which increased the complexity of the roofs.
IT House learned that the solar roof belongs to a type of photovoltaic power generation, which combines the roof and photovoltaic into one, directly embedding