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Tesla’s ‘solar roof’ event will be live-streamed from Universal Studios on Friday, more hints from the invite


Today, Tesla sent out invitations for its upcoming event on Friday. According to CEO Elon Musk’s tweets from last month, the company plans to unveil its ‘solar roof’ product, next generation Powerwall, and a new Tesla charger at the event.

The invite confirmed that the event will take place at Universal Studios in Los Angeles and it will be live-streamed starting at 7pm local PT (UTC-7) October 28.

Just as we reported earlier today on a potential glimpse of Tesla’s solar roof or other products to be unveiled at the event, Tesla included a picture of a roof on the invitation (pictured above) which is sure to spark more speculation about the ‘solar roof’ product.

Tesla also confirmed that the event will take place outdoor, which kind of makes sense if you want to unveil a roof.

Interestingly, the invite makes no mention of SolarCity even though Musk previously referred to the product as a “Tesla/SolarCity solar roof”. As we reported soon after Tesla announced its intention to acquire SolarCity back in June, the company filed for trademarks to sell solar products under the ‘Tesla’ brand, which could indicate a potential phasing out of the SolarCity brand if the merger goes through next month.

We will bring you more information live on Friday during the event. As we previously reported, we expect that Tesla will use the event to explain in more details its vision for its energy solution after integrating energy generation through its offering with the SolarCity acquisition.

I explained in more details my expectations in my piece from last month: Tesla integration of home charging station + energy storage + solar will change everything.

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