Post Tagged with: "SolarCity"

Solar coaster news roundup: SolarCity layoffs, SunPower exits utility-scale, Enphase in trouble?

Solar coaster news roundup: SolarCity layoffs, SunPower exits utility-scale, Enphase in trouble?

August 15, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

The solar installer base has strengthened across the country, but the largest companies still loom largest. When they sneeze, the industry catches a cold. Here are some of the latest comings and goings at the top of the market following first-half earnings calls. SolarCity cut backs Tesla closed a dozenRead More

GTM: Sunrun tops SolarCity as lease sales leader, and more residential solar sales stats

GTM: Sunrun tops SolarCity as lease sales leader, and more residential solar sales stats

November 20, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

2017 isn’t quite the banner year for solar that 2016 was. Aside from the trade case drama, it has also been a tumultuous year for the big names in the residential solar space. Three of the largest installers, including NRG Home Solar, Sungevity and Direct Energy Solar, have gone bankruptRead More

Tesla, Panasonic teaming up on solar module production

Tesla, Panasonic teaming up on solar module production

December 29, 2016 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

The long-rumored partnership between Tesla and Panasonic has been finalized. The two companies will now begin to manufacture PV cells and modules at the new Buffalo, N.Y., factory. These high-efficiency PV cells and modules will be used to produce solar panels in the non-solar roof products. When production of theRead More

WATCH: Elon Musk explains SolarCity’s new solar roof product line

WATCH: Elon Musk explains SolarCity’s new solar roof product line

October 31, 2016 at 9:25 am 3 comments

In the back lot of Universal Studios Hollywood, Elon Musk took to the stage to debut his latest bet on the future — the solar roof. This is an idea of the future based on a technology that originally hit the scene in 2005, but the Solar City/Tesla architect believesRead More

Airbnb, SolarCity partner to offer customer rebates on solar installs

Airbnb, SolarCity partner to offer customer rebates on solar installs

October 19, 2016 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

As if conjured directly from a thinkpiece on millennials, Airbnb and SolarCity Corp. are partnering on a rebate program. The idea is to connect Airbnb hosts and guests with an affordable and sustainable way to power their homes with solar energy and further drive the connection between the environment and theRead More

Panasonic might produce PV modules for SolarCity at new plant

Panasonic might produce PV modules for SolarCity at new plant

October 19, 2016 at 8:42 am 1 comment

Panasonic Corp. is making bigger and bigger moves in the solar industry. The company already had a relationship with Tesla Motors as a battery partner, but will now is in discussions to manufacture its PV cells and modules at the big new SolarCity facility planned for Buffalo, N.Y., pending theRead More

SolarCity launching two funds to back $347 million in new solar projects

SolarCity launching two funds to back $347 million in new solar projects

September 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

SolarCity Corp. has partnered with Citi to create two separate funds to finance more than $347 million in solar projects. The first fund is expected to finance more than $284 million in residential solar projects across the U.S. The second fund is expected to finance approximately $63 million in projectsRead More

Consumer watchdogs call out solar leasing, urge FTC to ban arbitration clauses

Consumer watchdogs call out solar leasing, urge FTC to ban arbitration clauses

August 24, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Solar leases, while diminishing in the market and will eventually give way to loans, are still the most common residential PV system funding model at this moment. They have obvious downsides for a homeowner, but a consumer watchdog group founded by Ralph Nader, Public Citizen, is calling out a less discussedRead More

SolarCity completes 4.7-MW solar project for Army family housing

SolarCity completes 4.7-MW solar project for Army family housing

August 12, 2016 at 8:01 am Comments are Disabled

More than 18,000 solar panels were installed at Army family housing thanks to Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity. The solar panels are installed on multi-family housing, community centers and maintenance facilities at Fort Detrick, Maryland and Fort Carson, Colo., to provide power to approximately 1,200 housing units across the twoRead More

The next big product push from SolarCity? Solar roofs

The next big product push from SolarCity? Solar roofs

August 11, 2016 at 8:46 am 1 comment

Following its merger with Tesla, there’s been renewed interest in the direction of SolarCity. The obvious next step is a big push to solar-plus-storage solutions and installations, but on the company’s second quarter earnings call this week, Chairman Elon Musk announced that SolarCity will start to produce solar roofs asRead More