(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc <TSLA.O> will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday.


The solar-powered roof shingles were unveiled in October last year to show the benefits of combining his electric car maker with solar installer SolarCity Corp <SCTY.O>.


There was no detail on cost. (


Tesla has said previously the cost of the roof would be less than a conventional roof plus solar.


By incorporating solar modules into rooftops, Tesla is hoping to succeed with a solar technology that to date has had little success.


(Reporting by Nikhil Subba in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler)