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Category: SolarCity

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Tesla says Model 3 electric sedan on track, but results back in red

Tesla says Model 3 electric sedan on track, but results back in red

US EV and battery maker says mass-market Model 3 electric sedan on schedule to begin production in July.

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Tesla solar roof cheaper than regular roof, says Musk – electricity "a bonus"

Tesla solar roof cheaper than regular roof, says Musk – electricity “a bonus”

Elon Musk says Tesla’s solar tiles could cost less than – and last twice as long as – a regular “dumb roof.”

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Tesla shareholders approve SolarCity acquisition

Tesla shareholders approve SolarCity acquisition

Elon Musk has announced that Tesla and SolarCity shareholders have approved the merger between the two companies.

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Elon Musk's first victim was the petrol car; now it's old style utilities

Elon Musk’s first victim was the petrol car; now it’s old style utilities

Tesla throws down gauntlet to incumbent utilities by bringing down battery storage costs by nearly half, and taking built-in solar PV to the mainstream. Elon Musk talks of solar, storage and EVs being “beautiful, affordable, integrated” – three things that current utilities are not.

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Tesla and Solar City roll out solar shingles and bigger Powerwall

Tesla and Solar City roll out solar shingles and bigger Powerwall

Elon Musk unveils new solar roof with an updated Powerwall with twice the capacity. He says we are on the way to 100 per cent renewable energy.

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Tesla's solar roof and storage 2.0 reveal: What to expect

Tesla’s solar roof and storage 2.0 reveal: What to expect

Tesla to unveil integrated solar roofing line, alongside Powerwall and Powerpack 2.0, the next step in Musk’s dream of 100% renewables. Here’s what we know about these new products …

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In time, all cars will be electric, driverless and running on renewables

In time, all cars will be electric, driverless and running on renewables

Whether EVs will be charged from rooftop panels – as Tesla etc would like it – or from a network of charging stations – as utilities would like it – it is only a matter of time.

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SolarCity, Tesla see Australia as key market for cheapest solar and storage

SolarCity, Tesla see Australia as key market for cheapest solar and storage

SolarCity’s results call revealed plans to manufacture building integrated solar roofing, target Australia as key solar + storage market.

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Tesla: Gigafactory is “on schedule” to support 2017 Model 3 roll-out

Tesla: Gigafactory is “on schedule” to support 2017 Model 3 roll-out

Despite giving tours to press and customers in the past few weeks, many details about developments at Tesla Motors and Panasonic’s “gigafactory” near Reno are still murky, and little light was shed by Elon Musk in Tesla’s Q2 results.

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Tesla and SolarCity: Do they fit together?

Tesla and SolarCity: Do they fit together?

There are synergies between EVs and solar, so the basic concept of merging Tesla and SolarCity seems sound. The biggest risk is that somebody else might execute it better.

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Tesla, SolarCity closer to creating solar, storage, EV powerhouse

Tesla, SolarCity closer to creating solar, storage, EV powerhouse

SolarCity agrees to Tesla offer of $2.6bn, but opinions are divided over Musk’s plan to create a “sustainable energy and transport” powerhouse.