Here’s how Tesla Solar Roof fared against hailstorm with baseball-size hailstones

A Tesla Solar Roof owner shared his experience with the solar tiles and how they coped with baseball-sized hail in a massive hail storm that caused significant damage across Texas earlier this year.

The launch of solar roof tiles was not the smoothest launch of new products from Tesla, to say the least.

It has been postponed several times and the ramp up to the target of 1,000 roof installations per week has still not been achieved.

One of the reasons for past delays has been life testing to ensure tiles will last the 25 years they are warranted for.

Tesla’s solar roof tiles are also called ‘solar glass’ because the top layer is actually made of glass.

It may sound crazy to have a glass roof, but Tesla claims it is “more than three times stronger than standard roof tiles”:

Solar roof tiles are more than three times stronger than standard roof tiles and are designed for all-weather protection. With a 25-year warranty, Solar Roof tiles will continue to produce clean energy for your home for decades to come.

Now Tesla’s solar roof has undergone one of the most important real-world strength tests to date.

Brian Wood, a homeowner who had a Tesla sunroof installed by Good Faith Energy on his home in Wichita Falls, Texas, shared his experience with the new roof during a major hail storm that occurred in April.

Good Faith Energy made a video about it:

Towards the end of April, Texas saw several hailstorms that set new records in the state. The storms left a trail of damaged roofs, gutters and cars.

On April 23, 2021, it hit Wichita Falls, Texas, where for a good 20-30 minutes, according to Wood, there was nonstop “golf ball-sized hail with several baseball-sized hailstones.”

He was understandably concerned about how his brand new Tesla Solar Roof fared against the hail:

I was sure we would come here and see broken glass shingles, but we got up the next morning, checked the app and it was still producing solar power. It was a sunny day and it looked like a nice smooth solar production curve. We looked around and I couldn’t see anything in terms of significant damage.

Just to be sure, Wood had Good Faith Energy, a certified Tesla Solar Roof Installer in Dallas, come over to inspect the roof, but it was fine.

Months later and now well into the summer, Wood says his Tesla Solar Roof is now producing more electricity than ever.

You can consult our Tesla solar panels and sunroof prices and buying guide for more information about the sunroof.

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