The connected system pumps solar energy throughout your house and (of course) into your Tesla. But as viewing angle reaches 90 degrees, the underlying solar cell becomes more and more visible.
In his presentation, Musk showcases a variety of roofing designs, ranging from traditional to modern a Tuscan tile application, all constructed of glass solar panels that look unlike solar panels have ever looked before.
They will also be stronger than traditional tiling and "should last longer than the house" they are on, according to Mr Musk.
And perhaps more impressively, they look much, much better. Thus when the tiles look different altogether no two roofs will look similar and every roof will have their own style. But, as of now, all of those things aren't necessarily a reality.
The Powerwall 2 is an improvement upon the original Powerwall, which has only about half of the storage capacity as the new generation of products.
Those wishing to go entirely solar, with minimal draw off the electrical grid, would need to buy solar panels from a separate company (like SolarCity) as well as Powerwall batteries from Tesla. The first version of Tesla's Powerwall stored 6.4 kWh worth of energy and was priced at $3,500. Though both were announced and officially released, neither was ever available in any kind of quantity. This however, is pending a successful acquisition of SolarCity. More details, including financial information, will be revealed November 1, when Tesla has said it plans to "create a clear picture of how a combined Tesla and SolarCity will make solar and storage as compelling as electric vehicles".
Developed with energy company Solarcity, which is now subject to a $2.6 billion (£2.1bn) takeover by Tesla, the technology is being rolled out alongside a new version of Tesla's Powerwall battery - an image of which has leaked on the internet - and a revised charging system for Tesla cars. He said the future he wants consists of the solar roof, energy storage and electric cars. In addition to being esthetically pleasing and remarkably like standard roofing tiles in appearance, Tesla's tiles are also durable. "The goal is to have a roof that's less than the installed cost of a roof plus electricity".
During the previous announcements of the merger, some were sceptical about this move and has questioned Musk over and over again why a vehicle company is willing to buy a solar energy company. Availability will start in California, and spread from there.
Regarding the rollout of the product, Musk said it would be next summer.