Musk doesn't just want Tesla to make electric cars — he also wants the company to produce the energy that powers his cars.
In November, Tesla acquired Solar City, which is a solar power company founded by Musk's cousin, Lyndon Rive.
Musk has made it clear that his long-term vision for Tesla is for it to become a full-service sustainable energy company.
"The opportunity here is to have a highly innovative sustainable energy company that answers the whole energy question from power generation and storage to transport," Musk told reporters during a call shortly after the announcement in June 2016.
"We are a sustainable energy company, this is, broadly speaking, right in line with that. In order to solve the sustainable energy problem you need generation, storage, and electric cars," he said.
In October 2016, right before the SolarCity acquisition was voted on by shareholders, Musk revealed the Tesla solar roof. The solar roof is composed of solar shingles and is essentially Tesla's energy generation solution.
The company began taking orders for its solar roof, which prices at about $21.85 per square foot, in May.