The solar roof tile transforms technological necessity into desirable objects. Bring it on You can mark down October 28 2016 as the day the house changed: Tesla’s Elon Musk announced the arrival of the solar roof tile.This is a revolutionary moment because it integrates urban house design with solar technology.This, from news site TechCrunch: "It’s easy to dismiss the aesthetic import of how Tesla’s tiles look, but it’s actually important, and a real consideration for homeowners. The appearance of the tiles, which come in four distinct flavours, is going to be a core consideration for prospective buyers."More about those "distinct flavours": there is Textured Glass, a metallic looking flat tile; Slate Glass, which is very hard to distinguish from traditional slate; Tuscan Glass, the old, curved Italian-style tile; and Smooth Glass.Until now, solar "panels" were ungainly add-ons. But Musk’s tile changes the game. He is transforming technological necessity into desirable objects.The s...

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