Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Been actually watching the news on these . . . I'm going to wait and see how much prices come down over time, then consider them.
PS. Remedy for bunched up undies. Commando!  3:)

May 11, 2017 07:29 AM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

According to a long time builder client of mine solar shingles (which have been available for a while now) are not as efficient as panels.  Also, they are more expensive, which is fine if they work/look better.  

We have solar (owned) and a Tesla and save a ton of money on solar.  Yes, I would consider shingles if they were proven to be better should the need ever arise. 

I never shoot the the article.  It's your post.

May 11, 2017 07:34 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Nathan,
As far as I know, we only get our underwear in a bunch when people use the Q&A to shamelessly promote themselves... not for including a link to a news article on new technology.    I briefly heard about the Tesla solar roof tiles, but haven't read the details.  Personally, I've been wondering why someone hasn't done it sooner.   

May 11, 2017 06:02 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's a great improvement over solar panels.... 

and you're assuming the peeps who complain wear underwear.... 

May 11, 2017 07:47 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

They solved the problem most people have with solar on the roof, it was unattractive. 

May 11, 2017 05:58 AM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Oh I really like the look of them and hadn't realized these had come out. They are expensive, but like most anything, will likely come down in price in the next few years. 

May 11, 2017 08:28 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I like the development.

May 11, 2017 08:20 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

First they sound exciting and promising. Cost will be an issue though. Second, link away. If they dont like it, change the channel

May 11, 2017 07:54 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Due to shingles constantly blowing off of our roof, we are currently switching over to standing seam metal roof. We never considered solar, but our utility bills are fairly low so I doubt if solar would make much sense for us.

May 11, 2017 06:27 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Tesla appears to do no wrong....

May 11, 2017 06:23 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Why would anyone get their tighty-whities in a crumple for providing a link on your own post?

May 11, 2017 05:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

So what happens with people who do not wear underwear?  Curious minds want to know 

May 11, 2017 03:27 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I know that expression as "not getting your knickers in a twist." This looks interesting as a roofing material. Haven't seen it in my areas as yet, though.

May 11, 2017 09:43 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Much prettier than the existing solar shingles I looked at a few years ago.  I don't think any of them really match my architecture though.  Maybe in a few years they'll have more of a traditional "comp. shingle" look to them and the prices will be worth it (and batteries to store the power for night time use too).  Also, for me, the ability to go off-grid is a deal breaker.  These would need to be able to support my power needs 24x7.

May 11, 2017 09:41 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

They look many times better in appearance, than the solar panels that I currently see on roofs here - wow! - these look 'nice'.  I think many homeowners lease as opposed to own them, which comes up in a home sale, as a major consideration for purchase Nathan Gesner.  I do not hear specific brand names, so I would have to read up on Tesla's.  Thanks for the question!   

May 11, 2017 08:56 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I love this stuff, but the Koch brothers are spending millions to hire the politicians and "experts" to discredit this type of thing.

The new epa may be outlawing this type of thing any day now.


May 11, 2017 08:12 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't know butit's moving in the right direction. Seems to me they are pretty priecy at this point.

May 11, 2017 06:39 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

LOL - my panties in  a bunch keep me going

I really don't know enough about them to comment, there is very little market here for solar

May 11, 2017 06:34 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not given it much thought

May 11, 2017 05:56 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Pricey but moving in the right direction!

May 11, 2017 05:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I think it's interesting but likely time will tell.  

PS -- I rarely discuss bunching underwear in this forum.  Rarely...but not never. 

May 12, 2017 05:47 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

May 12, 2017 05:37 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Interesting, Nathan Gesner - I don't mind the links, just FYI!  But, as to the solar shingles, we aren't seeing much of this at all in our area. Looks like Teri Pacitto has some great advice for you though! 

May 11, 2017 09:41 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I liked their intro  a year ago and will utilize them when appropriate. Every new home should wear them!

May 11, 2017 07:49 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Very expensive and I will go over to your blog to read more, Nate.

May 11, 2017 07:25 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When others express their 'shorts in a bind' that the green light to bind tighter. With great deliberation I assaulted the 'shorts in a bind' bunch and here are the results.

If they trust there is value on the other side, the clicks will occur.

One recently commented "Annette, where is the link we have become accustomed to."

Don't give others control over what you will do.

May 11, 2017 12:07 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I saw it a year ago in SF Solar Energy show. They need to design special shoes for workers. Can be nasty to maintain.

I asked a Stanford prof why big buses do not have solar panel. The response was cities have high rises with shadow over. They did stress & shake test on them. The movement break up the connection and transistors no longer work....

May 11, 2017 07:47 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes, why would we get our undies in a bunch? Because if everyone would do it, it would be soooooo annoying.

Self promoting of one's blog like a blow hard is offensive but not a solar roof.


May 11, 2017 07:03 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


One of our friends recently installed solar panels.  He investigated the company tbefore Musk bought it., Their service and follow through was terrible, and he opted to use someone else who id an outstanding job for him.  I like the idea of solar, and in states like ours it is growing.  Many of the vineyards in Napa operate on solar.  A

May 11, 2017 06:18 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It is still too high for average homeowner

May 11, 2017 06:18 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner It beats the look of those large solar panels.

May 11, 2017 06:10 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I hope it succeeds so we can beat our addiction to oil.

Nov 04, 2017 09:02 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Interesting topic going to your blog now.


May 15, 2017 07:22 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


May 15, 2017 06:38 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Had not heard of this, will need to check it out.

May 14, 2017 05:53 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I think it is a phenomenal idea, but the cost is too high since we should b=not rely on Federal credits. This is a manufacturer subsidy and I don't agree with it, since taxpayers carry the burden for a small segment of the population who buy this product.

May 12, 2017 06:30 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think this is an excellent idea.  Especially for areas where electricity is expensive and/or sporadic.

May 12, 2017 05:33 AM
Toronto, ON

I am not familiar with this product.

May 12, 2017 04:53 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - love them. Innovative, it is.

May 11, 2017 11:17 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

They won't stand a chance in Nevada nor Florida but Cali will love them!

May 11, 2017 08:36 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have heard about these but knkow very little

May 11, 2017 02:43 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


May 11, 2017 11:12 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We have thought about installing solar panels, not the shingles. I don't know enough about them. I will go read your blog post later when I have a little more time. -Kasey

May 11, 2017 07:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not familiar with them.

May 11, 2017 06:02 AM