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Tesla’s push forward in Technology?

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk addressed an audience in Los Angeles as he unveiled his company’s newest energy product – solar roof tiles that look exactly like normal tiles.

Well, miles ahead of Tesla, GB-Sol already offers such a product… the PV Slate. Launched earlier this year, it’s designed to look exactly like natural slate and blend seamlessly into the roof. Each PV slate has an output of 35Wp so its output per square metre is comparable with standard solar panels.

Unlike Tesla’s offering, the PV slate is available now, and a completely British product, both designed and manufactured here in the UK. You can see more information on PV Slate and view the datasheet here

Tesla says that tempered glass is “tough as steel,” and can weather a lifetime of abuse from the elements “It’s never going to wear out,” Musk said, “It’s made of quartz and has a quasi-infinite lifetime.” We completely agree and can say the same of our own glass PV Slate.


 PV Slates by GB-Sol, fit seamlessly into any setting.
We’re happy to help with any queries you have so please get in touch. We can determine compatibility with different slates or tiles, consider the number of PV slates required for the project and advise of local installers.

Tesla also unveiled the new version of Powerwall battery. The company said the two 14 kWh lithium-ion battery packs inside each pack (over double the capacity of the previous version) will power a four bedroom house with lights, refrigerator and other appliances for an entire day.

Our PV slate systems can also be used with the Tesla Powerwall. Alternatively, we can provide battery storage from a wide range of manufacturers to suit every eventuality, whether it’s to simply increase the use of the solar energy you generate or to provide protection from power cuts. Battery systems can also be added to a PV system at a later stage.

At GB-Sol we have been working on solar tiles for years, refining our technologies daily and we aim to produce the best products on the market. If you have a project you would like us to help you with, our designers and engineers are on hand, give us a call on: 01443 841811 or use our contact form.