There’s no shortage of bad news in our world, and without self control, one can easily become addicted to the pessimistic perspective that mankind has no other end, but doom, death and destruction.
So when stories like this come out, I can’t help but smile and feel rejuvenated.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a game changing announcement earlier this week.
Aside from announcing Tesla’s transformation into an energy company, Musk told the world that the companies new solar roof product would cost less than that of a conventional shingled roof;
“So the basic proposition will be: Would you like a roof that looks better than a normal roof, lasts twice as long, costs less and—by the way—generates electricity?”
Musk explained that since Tesla’s solar roof tiles are so light and durable, they will be much cheaper to ship than conventional tiles and they will also last longer.
If Musk’s remarkable claim is true, it will be big news for the solar industry. More importantly, it will be huge news for the human race.
Solar panels are an innovative technology that most people are understandably excited about. Not having to dish out one’s hard earned cash to multibillion dollar electric companies, and become energy independent, is appealing for obvious reasons. But solar panels, at present, are so outrageously overpriced that it would cost a small fortune to replace an entire roof with this self sustaining technology.
If what Musk says is true, however, this new affordable product would revolutionize the energy industry and society itself forever.
My recommendation is to always remain skeptical, but uncompromisingly optimistic. This may prove to be the start of something paradigm shifting.
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