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Discuss what do you guys think of Teslas Solar Roof Tiles? in the Renewable Energy area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Number1Plumber

    Number1Plumber New Member

    Hey Guys
    what do you guys think of Teslas Solar Roof Tiles?

    are they viable in the UK?

    is it something you will offer your customers?

    here is a youtube video[video=youtube;4sfwDyiPTdU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sfwDyiPTdU[/video]
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Won't happen and good luck to walking on them
  3. SteveWannadoGas

    SteveWannadoGas Member

    I was working at an office block in Surrey last year and they had solar panels fitted on the roof. I think they needed regular cleaning (by specialists) to maximise their efficiency.

    Not sure solar panels are a good investment. How much do they cost? How long would it take to get a worthwhile return on the outlay?
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  4. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Unless I`m misreading your post surely that depends on size of area to be used and who you talk to.
  5. SteveWannadoGas

    SteveWannadoGas Member

    Isn`t the idea to subsidise your leccy bill whiles saving the planet at the same time. I think you can feed excess power back into the grid, isn`t that right?

    What mean is, if you spend £10 000 on panels and fitting, will that save you money? Lets say you took that same sum off the mortgage, wouldn`t you be better off? Would there be much in it?
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  6. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Search Government solar panels funding.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  7. Gasmk1

    Gasmk1 GSR

    they look good but cost not released yet but each one of their battery back up stores cost £5000.00 so would expect a full south facing roof is going to cost something like £20000.00 plus
    think they will be good for new build when budgetted for but not sure about retro fitting to existing, what would be the payback time.
  8. dancinplumba

    dancinplumba Trusted Plumber GSR

    Cant believe I am reading this, are we still in the dark ages ??? Not the original post of course.
    Solar tiles been around years by the way