2019-11-01 by W.M.
Elon Musk shares Tesla Solarglass pumpkin torture test for Halloween – CNET
We all have different ways of celebrating Halloween. Many of us dress up or hand out candy to kids. If you’re Tesla, however, you drop a pumpkin onto your product from a great height.
Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted a video on Thursday showing a seasonally themed torture test of Solarglass, a key component of the company’s Solar Roof system. The whimsical whammy likely took place atwhere the roofing is made.
The video features a carved pumpkin taking a slow-motion, two-story dive from the factory roof onto a panel of Solarglass tiles. The gourd splatters, spitting seeds everywhere. We are then treated to a closeup version of the pumpkin shredding apart and the Solarglass bouncing back, seemingly unharmed by this pumpocalypse.
Telsa marked the. The system uses solar tiles that resemble traditional roofing tiles. These tie into the company’s batteries to power a home.
Musk has been talking up the durability of Solar Roof on Twitter lately. “Yes, you can walk on the Tesla Solarglass roof. In stilettos, if you want,” he tweeted on Oct. 26. So there you have it. You don’t have to worry about hail or tree limbs or fat raccoons. Your Tesla solar roof can survive a stiletto-wearing pumpkin.