Tesla Installs Its First Solar Roofs, as SolarCity Disappears

By [email protected] Tesla CEO Elon Musk has one, and so does Tesla CTO JB Straubel. One of Tesla’s new “Solar Roof” products, that is — a cornerstone of the company’s solar strategy moving forward.

Tesla showed off the Solar Roof for the first time last October, wowing a crowd with textured solar tiles made to look like high-end shingles. The company unveiled pricing and started taking orders on the product in May. Then on Wednesday afternoon, during Tesla’s second quarter earnings report, Musk announced they recently completed the first Solar Roof installations.

Those first installations have gone to employees who the company chose “to

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