They don't simply attach to your roof, they are the roof.
They're called Solar Roof Tiles, and with them you can transform your home into your very own solar energy plant.
But what makes these panels even better is the simple fact that they are more likely to be used by homeowners and builders. That's because Tesla actually took aesthetics into consideration when designing them.
No one wants to install a giant solar panel on the roof, but these tiles blend right in with the design of your home. There are even 4 different textures to choose from which include Textured Glass, Slate Glass, Tuscan Glass and Smooth Glass.
The second thing that makes these tiles worth the investment, is the durability. They are actually way tougher than regular roofing materials meaning you'll be extending the life of you roof.
Common roofing materials normally last about 20 year, but these tiles are supposed to last up to three times longer.
Pair these tiles with Tesla's Powerwall 2 battery, and you can power a standard home without ever having to worry about power outages.
As for the cost, no exact figured have been mentioned, however Elon Musk said that the cost of installing these panels would be far less than installing a regular roof and paying the electric company for power.
The two major power outages began at 11:33 a.m. and 11:51 a.m.
In both cases, Hydro-Québec said crews were working on the issue and service would be restored at around 2:30 p.m or 2:45 p.m., depending on the area.
While the cause of the outages is not known, it should be noted that 20 Quebec sectors are currently under Environment Canada weather alerts due to rainfall, with some regions expecting 50 to 70 millimetres of rain and gusts of wind up to 80 km/h this weekend.
The areas affected by the power outages are not among them. However, Environment Canada has called for rainy weather with a risk of thunderstorms in these regions.
With the new year around the corner and an overwhelming amount of COVID-19 news in Quebec, it would be easy to miss other government announcements for the upcoming year, including new Quebec laws coming into effect in 2021.
Scroll through to see which new regulatory changes will be implemented in 2021.
No more late-night music festivals at Parc Jean-Drapeau
On November 17, the city of Saint-Lambert issued a press release to inform Quebecers that it reached an agreement with the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau and L’Aréna des Canadiens inc. (evenko) to set a noise limit for music festivals at Parc Jean-Drapeau.
The noise level reaching Saint-Lambert from music festivals will be restricted to roughly the equivalent noise level measured there when no concerts take place.
Starting in 2021, the city is restricting the number of major events that can take place between May 1 and September 1 every year. No more than 19 days during that period can be reserved for major events.
In June of last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada would be banning single-use plastics, such as bags, bottles, utensils, stir sticks and straws, as early as 2021.
The federal government also wants to work with provinces and territories to develop standards for companies that manufacture plastic products.
Some pharmacy consultations will be free
Quebec Public Health Minister Christian Dubé announced that new services would be offered for free at Quebec pharmacies starting January 25.
While Quebecers who need to extend or adjust their prescriptions currently have to pay for a pharmacist's time, the new changes will ensure these consults are free of charge, whether the citizen is covered by public or private healthcare.
The changes will make it easier to obtain prescriptions for minor health issues, such as birth control pills, herpes treatments and antibiotics for urinary tract infections.
Your favourite vape flavours won't exist in Quebec
Among the recommendations, the ministry stated it "intends to quickly address" are:
A limit on the concentration of nicotine in vape juices, for a maximum of 20 mg/ml
Banning all vape flavours except for tobacco
Federally, the Government of Canada is implementing part of its new regulatory framework on vaping on January 1. As of the first day of the new year, refillable vaping products and their parts must be packaged in child-resistant containers.
Quebec's minimum wage will rise slightly
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