Tesla Pauses Solar Roof Installations Once Again Across the U.S.
There hasn’t been much movement in Tesla’s solar roof department, as the company’s been plagued by production halts and supply shortages throughout much of this year.
Tesla is halting solar roof installations in almost every U.S. market, according to sources familiar with the subject who spoke to electrek.
While the sources didn’t specify why Tesla is pausing solar roof installations, it may still be related to supply issues that caused the company to do the same thing in March and April.
The U.S. is the only country where the company currently installs solar roofs, and CEO Elon Musk has previously talked about plans to produce as many as 1,000 solar roofs per week — though it’s public knowledge that Tesla has always been behind that goal.
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Earlier this month, a report showed that Tesla was only producing about 23 solar roofs per week in the second quarter, far underperforming on its goal.
Tesla also paused solar roof installations in February, citing supply chain issues once again.
Still, Tesla’s solar focus primarily goes into its solar panels, which the company has managed to have more success with.
Last December, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also opened an investigation into Tesla after a whistleblower complained that the company didn’t properly disclose fire risks associated with the solar panels.