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Elon Musk just revealed the final details of Tesla's Solar Roof -- here's everything you need to know

In 2016, Elon Musk presented a new product that may someday change the way we power our homes — it’s called Solar Roof.

Solar Roof is the brainchild of the Tesla-owned company, SolarCity. Unlike traditional solar panels, which are bulky and attach to your current roof, Solar Roof is designed to look like traditional roofing shingles.

Partnered with a battery pack called the Tesla Power Wall, homes can use power generated from the sun at night.

Solar Roof became available for pre-order on May 10. After a $US1,000 deposit, Solar Roof will cost homeowners around $US21.85 per square foot.

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