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Tesla’s solar panels are coming to a major hardware store near you

by Danny Zepeda | February 3, 2018February 3, 2018 11:00 am PST

Tesla is making sure regular people will be able to see how its solar panels look and function. The electric car maker is partnering up with Home Deport to bring its solar panels to 800 locations across the country, reports Bloomberg.

Tesla will place Tesla-branded selling spaces at 800 Home Depot locations around the country designed to explain the functionality of the solar panels as well as its Powerwall battery. Tesla is reportedly considering selling its solar panels at the Home Deport locations.

Elon Musk announced the solar panels back in 2016 meant to work in conjunction with its lineup of EVs. The panels come in four different tiles options that seamlessly blend into the aesthetic of a house. Musk claims the solar panels will be cheaper than regular roof tiles, citing the inefficiency of the roofing supply chain.

It always seemed like solar panels would be a niche product, with only Tesla aficionados opting to adopt the technology. By enlisting Home Depot to have the panels on display, it makes the product much more accessible.

Tesla is also in talks with Lowe’s for a similar deal.

The Tesla spaces will start being built at the Home Depot locations throughout the first half of 2018.

Bloomberg

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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