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Camas home likely first in region to boast Tesla solar roof

System will return excess power to Clark Public Utilities for credit

By , Columbian staff writer
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Crews install a new Tesla roof at Dave Miller's Camas home. At top: The glass photovoltaic tiles in a Tesla roof are stronger than standard roofing tiles, according to the company.
Crews install a new Tesla roof at Dave Miller's Camas home. At top: The glass photovoltaic tiles in a Tesla roof are stronger than standard roofing tiles, according to the company. (Photos contributed by Dave Miller) Photo Gallery

Last Wednesday was an important day for Camas resident Dave Miller. That was the day crews finished installing his new Tesla roof. Yes, that Tesla.

While the company is far better known for its high-tech electric cars, its solar roofs are a big advancement in the industry.

Instead of the typical, large glass panels sitting on top of the roof, Tesla uses individual glass tiles roughly the same size as a three-tab shingle.

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