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Elon Musk Offers To Rebuild Puerto Rico Power Grid With Solar: Will This Really Happen?

Elon Musk has offered to rebuild the Puerto Rico power grid using solar panels. There are many challenges to such an ambitious project, but it will be a massive triumph for alternative energy if it pushes through.

Business Tech October 7, 2017

Tesla's Solar Roof Is More Expensive Than Typical Roof, But Here's Why The World Will Still Buy It

Tesla has now opened preorders for its solar roof, with an expected delivery date sometime this year. Here’s how much it’ll cost to install the solar roof in your home, and why it makes sense to do so.

Energy May 11, 2017

Tesla Motors No More: Name Change To Tesla Inc. Signals Transition To Clean Energy Company

Tesla Motors has changed its name to Tesla Inc., showing that electric cars are not the only focus of the company. Tesla Inc. is transitioning into a clean energy company that can provide customers with solutions throughout their homes.

Business Tech February 2, 2017

Tesla's Gigafactory Will Have The Largest Solar Rooftop

Tesla’s Gigafactory will not only be the biggest building in the world, but reportedly also have the biggest solar rooftop. The Gigafactory is set to become operational by 2018.

Energy January 14, 2017

Panasonic To Pump $256 Million Into Tesla Production Plant In New York

Panasonic will be investing more than $256 million in Tesla's Buffalo, New York plant. The funding will be used to manufacture photovoltaic cells and modules, and will be utilized in Tesla's solar products.

Car Tech December 29, 2016

Tesla And SolarCity Power Entire Island With Solar Energy Microgrid [Video]

Tesla and SolarCity have announced a major solar power project, running an entire island on renewable energy. A massive microgrid can cover 'nearly 100 percent' of Ta'u island's energy needs, with renewable energy packs that can run for three days without sunlight.

Energy November 23, 2016

$2 Billion Tesla SolarCity Merger Gets Shareholder Approval, Deal Closing Soon: How Will It Benefit Homeowners?

Tesla and SolarCity shareholders have finally approved the merger, with the transaction expected to complete in the next few days. The combined companies aim to provide all-electric vehicles and clean-energy equipment to homeowners, making a compelling proposition.

Business Tech November 18, 2016

Analysis: Here's Why Elon Musk Is Optimistic About The Tesla-SolarCity Merger

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shrugged off critics of the controversial Tesla-SolarCity merger. The billionaire founder of both companies believes the deal would provide better revenue for the two in the next three years.

Feature | Tech November 8, 2016

Forget Ugly Solar Panels: Elon Musk Wants The World To Use Tesla's Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla has revealed its new solar roof tiles that can replace the ugly-looking traditional solar panels. The company aims to start installing the novel solar roof tiles as early as next summer.

Business Tech October 29, 2016

Tesla Motors Reveals Collaboration With Panasonic For Solar Panel Production: Prelude To SolarCity Merger

Tesla Motors has revealed a possible collaboration with Panasonic on the production of solar panels at SolarCity's Gigafactory. The agreement could showcase what the combined Tesla Motors and SolarCity is capable of.

Business Tech October 17, 2016

Elon Musk Teases 'Unexpected' Tesla Announcement Soon: What Could It Be?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to tease an Oct. 17 product unveiling that will be 'unexpected by many.' What could it be?

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Tesla's New Solar Roof Could Be Unveiled On Oct. 28

Elon Musk, founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors, Inc. announced that the Solar Roof, a joint product by Tesla and SolarCity will be unveiled on Oct. 28. With the Solar Roof, Musk hopes for homeowners to have free energy and increase their home's resale value.

Energy September 25, 2016

Tesla Shareholders File Lawsuit Over SolarCity Buyout

Tesla Motors' intended merger with SolarCity could potentially be delayed as the automaker's shareholders have filed lawsuits challenging the deal. Four lawsuits have been filed against Tesla in a Delaware court.

Business Tech September 20, 2016

Tesla Motors Looking To Raise Additional Cash This Year: SolarCity Acquisition Among The Planned Uses For The Money

Tesla Motors is planning to raise additional money within the year through an equity offering or a debt offering. A severe financial crush is coming for the company, with added urgency due to the pending $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity.

Business Tech September 1, 2016

Antitrust Regulators Approve $2.6 Billion Tesla Acquisition Of SolarCity

The Federal Trade Commission has approved Tesla Motors' bid to acquire SolarCity for $2.6 billion. Tesla's goal for the acquisition is to build a one-stop shop for electric vehicles, home battery storage and solar panels.

Business Tech August 27, 2016

Tesla's $2.6 Billion Acquisition Of SolarCity To Mark Biggest Solar-Power Deal To Date

Tesla finally reached an agreement with SolarCity, which it will purchase for $2.6 billion. The arrangement still needs to go through a few hoops, but the stock market is optimistic about the future of the companies.

Business Tech August 1, 2016

Tesla, SolarCity To Join Forces: Merger Reportedly In The Cards

Tesla and SolarCity might soon team up to provide customers with a 'one-stop shop' for a solar installation for a home battery pack. Details were not announced, as the negotiations are still ongoing.

Business Tech July 25, 2016

Tesla Offers To Buy SolarCity In A $2.86 Billion Deal To Merge Two Elon Musk Companies

A Tesla-Solar City merger would package the two Elon Musk companies' products and services. How would the acquisition affect customers of green technologies?

Business Tech June 22, 2016

Tesla Wants To Buy SolarCity But Investors Aren't Happy: Here's Why

Tesla Motors may have to allay possible concerns over profitability before it hits the ground running with a takeover plan of SolarCity. But Elon Musk, who backs both companies, sees no 'additional financial risk for Tesla.'

Business Tech June 22, 2016

Whole Foods To Install Rooftop Solar System At 100 Stores

Whole Foods will soon harness solar energy in its stores. The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain aims to be among the biggest corporate solar energy users in the U.S., eyeing both environmental benefits and protection from future energy cost hikes.

Energy March 9, 2016

Elon Musk, SolarCity Reveal 'World’s Most Efficient' Rooftop Solar Panel

The new rooftop solar panel is said to have an efficiency rate of 22.04 percent and produce 30 to 40 percent more power than traditional panels do.

FUTURE TECH October 2, 2015

Tesla, Xiaomi, Illumina Top MIT's List Of 50 Smartest Companies 2015

Where's Google, Apple and Microsoft? They’re on the list all right, but they're not smarter than Tesla, Xiaomi or Illumina.

Business June 26, 2015

SolarCity offers loans for rooftop solar power systems

SolarCity is planning to offer homeowners a cheaper option for a solar loan. Apart from being more affordable, the new solar loan will also allow consumers to own the solar panels.

FUTURE TECH October 8, 2014

SolarCity offering Tesla battery-powered energy storage systems

SolarCity has announced the availability of DemandLogic, which is a Tesla battery-powered energy storage system, for commercial use.

FUTURE TECH December 5, 2013

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