ICC-ES Approves Tesla Solar Roof

Tesla Solar Roof receives building code approval from ICC-ES.

You can have the greatest new building product in the world, but until it has been certified to meet applicable building codes, it is just a gleam in some inventor’s eye that will never see real-world acceptance, says Steve Hanley in his recent article in cleantechnica.com. He reports:

The good news is the Tesla Solar Roof has recently been certified to meet the International Building Code, the International Residential Code, the California Building Code, and the California Residential Code by ICC-ES.

In an email to CleanTechnica, ICC-ES senior staff engineer Yamil Moya says, “We are pleased to issue a report to Tesla, a manufacturer of alternative energy systems that relies heavily on ICC-ES’ technical expertise and high-quality reports. ICC-ES thoroughly examined Tesla’s product information, test reports, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code compliant.”

Click here to download a pdf of the approval: ESR-4074

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