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These occasional storms take out the roof shingles. What would they do to a solar collector roof? I would be dubious at Tesla's claim of "no problem".

Why? Elon Musk has a pretty good record of understanding basic physics.

Their web site ( says:
Solar Roof Specs
Tile Warranty - 25 years
Power Warranty - 25 years
Weatherization Warranty - 25 years
Roof Pitch - 2:12 to 20:12
Hail Rating - Class 3 ANSI FM 4473 (up to 1.75" diameter hail)
Wind Rating - Class F ASTM D3161 (up to 166 mph winds)
Fire Rating - Class A UL 790 (best fire rating)

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