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SolarCity Co-Founder Lyndon Rive To Leave Tesla

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

A few months after electric vehicle and battery maker Tesla closed its acquisition of SolarCity, Lyndon Rive, co-founder and former CEO of the giant residential solar provider, has announced he is stepping away from the combined company in June. Rive, [Read More]

Tesla Starts Taking Solar Roof Tile Orders, Reveals Details

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

Tesla has officially started taking orders for its new Solar Roof tiles and finally released some details about the much-anticipated products. The news comes a bit later than originally planned, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted in March that the [Read More]

Homeowners Searching For Solar Solutions With Aesthetic Impact

Written by Erin Vaughan on April 13, 2017

Curbside appeal is important for homeowners, and some might not like the look of conventional solar panels. Is it time for the industry to embrace more unconventional solutions?

Elon Musk: Tesla Will Start Taking Solar Roof Tile Orders In April

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 27, 2017

Tesla will start taking orders for its new solar roof tiles in April, according to company CEO Elon Musk. Rather than issue an official announcement, however, the billionaire entrepreneur confirmed the plans in response to a question about the solar [Read More]

Aloha, Storage! Tesla Helps Hawaiian Co-op Deploy Solar At Night

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

On Wednesday, representatives from Tesla Inc. and Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), as well as dignitaries from throughout Hawaii, were on-hand for a blessing ceremony of the state’s first dispatchable solar energy plant. Commissioned by KIUC and owned by Tesla, [Read More]

Tesla And Panasonic Start Production At Massive Battery Factory

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2017

Tesla, an electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturer and SolarCity’s new parent company, has kicked off battery cell production at its so-called Gigafactory in Reno, Nev., with partner Panasonic. In a blog post, Tesla says, “Tesla’s mission is to accelerate [Read More]

Elon Musk Unveils Solar Roofs, Powerwall 2

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 31, 2016

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and chairman of SolarCity, introduced highly anticipated solar roof tiles and the newest Powerwall energy storage product during an event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Friday. The joint Tesla/SolarCity launch event came as [Read More]

Merged Tesla-SolarCity Would Partner With Panasonic At N.Y. Factory

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 17, 2016

As electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla and residential PV provider SolarCity work toward closing a $2.6 billion merger agreement, Tesla has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with Japan-based Panasonic to collaborate on solar cell and module production at [Read More]

SolarCity And Tesla Agree On $2.6B Solar-Plus-Storage Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 01, 2016

According to the two firms, the deal will create “the world’s only vertically integrated sustainable energy company.”

Tesla/SolarCity Deal Is Part Of Elon Musk’s ‘Master Plan’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 21, 2016

As analysts, Wall Street and solar sector stakeholders continue to debate the merits of Tesla Motors’ recent bid to acquire SolarCity, Elon Musk has posted a blog titled “Master Plan, Part Deux” on Tesla’s website. As the billionaire, who is [Read More]