About 1 million Americans have solar panels on their homes, so adding an additional 5 million to that list would be quite the accomplishment.
But the company seems to think the solar shingles can fix some of the biggest problems associated with solar energy.
Elon Musk, the company's chairman, said the solar roofing looks better and lasts longer than normal roofing.
And Musk said installing or replacing the solar shingles shouldn't be much different than when it is for those who use regular roofing materials.
But the company will still need to keep costs down if it wants to see mainstream adoption.
The Dow Chemical Company recently had to discontinue its line of solar shingles because the product wasn't selling -- likely because they were more expensive and less efficient than typical solar panels.
SolarCity isn't talking about the price or energy output of its shingles yet.
Right now, it's in the middle of a merger with Tesla Motors, which could open up the option to package the solar shingles with Tesla products such as the home battery. That could make the adoption process for solar roofing easier and cheaper.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.