Tesla announced it will soon begin producing its own line of solar panels with integrated batteries at a press conference in LA yesterday.

Called the Powerwall 2, the innovation is an environmentalist’s dream because it will allow residential homeowners to replace their entire roof with solar panels and an updated battery system, making it much easier for homes to be entirely powered by solar power.

The roof is made of a textured glass tile with integrated solar cells and looks “as good or better” than conventional roofs, according to Elon Musk. Stay tuned for further word on availability and pricing.

For more in the way of clever design, check out this pocket knife inspired by the ocean.

Words by Maddie Holden
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