Tesla launches version three of the sunroof stack this week – TechCrunch
Tesla will debut a new, third iteration of the sunroof this week – with an official debut tomorrow afternoon. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the company's earnings talks Wednesday that it will issue an official announcement detailing the differences in generation three on Thursday afternoon.
Tesla originally unveiled its rooftop roofing product back in 2016, and officially opened pre-orders in 2017. During the company's annual shareholder meeting in June, Musk said the product was already in its third iteration, which he said improved performance and put the product at cost savings with cheap roof tiles, not for solar energy, when you first think of saving over time on utility costs plus the purchase cost of the new roof.
It looks like that version was undergoing testing at that time, and is now ready for general consumer sales and purchases. It has not appeared that the solar chips have seen consumer installations of any significant scale to date, with existing customers with reservations in place claiming that they have not heard much in the way of expectations of the installation timeline. Perhaps we will learn more about availability and roll-out plans along with tomorrow's "official" release of the version-three product.