Tesla is set to jointly unveil with SolarCity its new ‘solar roof’ product on Friday. The event is planned ahead of a scheduled shareholders vote on a potential merger between the two companies. The companies recently sent a joint proxy statement package to shareholders sparking speculation about the new solar roof product.
As we previously reported, a source with SolarCity’s engineering group said that the product will not be a solar shingle as some had speculated, but an entire roofing system similar to current steel roofing options. Not much else is known about the system at this point.
Now two pages in the joint proxy statement package sent to shareholders are rumoured to be a glimpse of the system.
The cover page and the last page of the package feature zoomed-in pictures of an unknown object as backgrounds. Here are the two relevant pages:
It’s hard to tell really. While it could be consistent with a rounded metal roofing system as previously mentioned, it could also simply be a zoomed-in part of a Tesla vehicle that we can’t recognised. Though it would make more sense if it had something to do with solar products since the document is about the merger with SolarCity.
What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.
Additionally, Tesla is also expected to unveil other products related to its upcoming energy solutions at the event on Friday. Tesla also aims to unveil its next gen Powerwall and a new Tesla charger on October 28. The next generation Powerpack and Tesla’s commercial and utility-scale solutions are also expected to be part of the event. It could also be a glimpse of any of those.
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