Renewable Energy

Elon Musk aims to unveil Tesla solar power roof next month

Elon Musk to debut new solar power roof next month

Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday that he hopes to unveil a Tesla/SolarCity solar roof with a new integrated battery pack and Tesla car charger on Oct. 28.


Musk first began teasing the next generation Powerwall at an event for Tesla owners in Paris earlier this year, according to Electrek. At the time, he had said the company would roll out the new battery in "July or August."

SolarCity's merger with Tesla has aroused skepticism and even ire from some investors and analysts, even after Musk outlined his reasons for combining the two companies in his second installment of his "Master Plan" in late July.

Musk wrote then that he wanted to create "a smoothly integrated and beautiful solar-roof-with-battery product that just works, empowering the individual as their own utility, and then scale that throughout the world. One ordering experience, one installation, one service contact, one phone app."

Musk said the merger would "break down the barriers inherent to being separate companies" and that they were separate in the first place was "largely an accident of history."

A Tesla representative declined further comment, saying "we'll let Elon's tweet speak for itself."