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First Tesla roof in state on Best Road

A few years back, Valter Pavoni bought some Tesla stock.

Then he named his new dog Tesla.

Next came a Tesla car.

Now, the Pleasant Ridge resident and his wife Eva are the proud owners of the first Tesla solar roof in Washington state.

A Tesla solar roof is made up of 15-inch x 45-inch tempered glass tiles. On the west and south sides of the Pavoni house, most, but not all, tiles contain photovoltaic cells that generate 12-volt DC power, which is converted to 120-volt AC power by inverters on the garage wall.

Slightly less than half of the tiles on the east side are PV but, to the visitor, the...


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