Tesla Falls Short of Targets, Installing Only 3,000 Solar Roofs in the US in 7 Years
Tesla, the leader in electric cars and renewable energy, recently announced that it has installed only 3,000 solar roofs in the US over the past seven years, a far cry from its original target. The company had set a goal of installing one million solar roofs by the end of 2023, a target that now appears to be unattainable.
The Original Goal
With the increasing demand for sustainable energy solutions, Tesla set out to revolutionize the home solar industry by designing a solar roof that would be both affordable and aesthetically pleasing. The company’s goal was to make “solar roofs that look better than a normal roof, generate electricity, last longer, have better insulation, and actually have a total cost that is less than the price of a normal roof plus electricity.”
Despite its ambitious goals, Tesla has faced significant challenges in bringing its solar roofs to a wider audience. The company started accepting orders for its solar roof tiles in May 2017, and deliveries began in early 2018. However, installations have been slower than expected, with the company installing only 3,000 solar roofs in the US over the past seven years.
According to Tesla, this shortfall is due to a combination of factors, including supply chain issues, production bottlenecks, and a lack of trained installers. The company has also faced regulatory hurdles and increased competition in the home solar market.
Despite these challenges, Tesla remains committed to its goal of transforming the home solar industry. The company is working to improve its supply chain, expand production capacity, and train more installers to meet the growing demand for solar roofs. Tesla is also exploring new ways to make its solar roofs more affordable and accessible to consumers.
Tesla has fallen short of its goal of installing one million solar roofs by the end of 2023, with only 3,000 installations in the US over the past seven years. The company has faced a range of challenges, including supply chain issues, production bottlenecks, and a lack of trained installers. Despite these setbacks, Tesla remains committed to transforming the home solar industry and is working to improve its supply chain, production capacity, and affordability. #Tesla #SolarRoofs #SustainableEnergy #RenewableEnergy #BUSINESS