Post Tagged with: "SolarCity"

SolarCity, Tesla make things official and merge to focus on solar+storage

SolarCity, Tesla make things official and merge to focus on solar+storage

August 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Are you sitting down? SolarCity and Tesla will be joining forces to ramp up efforts on a big-time solar-plus-storage rollout in the U.S. The announcement was only a matter of time and makes a ton of sense for both companies. Here is the official word from Tesla’s blog: Now isRead More

SolarCity launches new solar loan program to replace MyPower option

SolarCity launches new solar loan program to replace MyPower option

June 2, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

SolarCity, amid onlooker concerns after its last few earnings reports, has started to change things up a bit and offer new services and products. We reported on the utility-scale strategy a few weeks ago, and now the company has unveiled a new solar loan program—available in 14 states –that will allow manyRead More

Will this NRDC report revive the Nevada rooftop solar industry?

Will this NRDC report revive the Nevada rooftop solar industry?

May 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

Don’t call it a comeback, but the rooftop solar industry may be saved in Nevada after all. For one, Sunrun recently met with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval about its desire to reenter the market. But maybe more importantly, the National Resources Defense Council and SolarCity released the results of a study thatRead More

Maine solar bill defeated by larger installer lobbying effort — did it hurt the local installer?

Maine solar bill defeated by larger installer lobbying effort — did it hurt the local installer?

May 23, 2016 at 10:37 am 3 comments

A solar energy bill was defeated in Maine last month, and the reason it was defeated, according to this feature in the Portland Press Herald, was a lobbying effort by the country’s largest solar installers. For those installers – SolarCity, Sunrun – getting involved in local politics to work onRead More

SolarCity debuts utility-scale services amid Q1 earnings crisis

SolarCity debuts utility-scale services amid Q1 earnings crisis

May 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarCity, the large solar installer best known for its leasing model, turned in disappointing earnings results from Q1 2016, lowered expectations in its outlook for the next quarter and has caused a panic among investors and a slew of sky-is-falling analysis from financial onlookers. Seems like nothing has gone right (exceptRead More

New York utilities, SolarCity propose landmark partnership

New York utilities, SolarCity propose landmark partnership

April 20, 2016 at 9:38 am 6 comments

New York just keeps bringing the solar news, with most of it centered on collaboration. Six New York investor-owned utilities have joined SolarCity Corp. and other solar companies in the creation of the Solar Progress Partnership. The group yesterday filed a joint proposal with the New York Public Service CommissionRead More

SolarCity sets up shop in Western Pennsylvania

SolarCity sets up shop in Western Pennsylvania

April 12, 2016 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

SolarCity is now making its solar service available to homeowners in Western Pennsylvania for the first time. SolarCity will make it possible for many of the region’s one million plus residents to install solar with no upfront cost and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power.Read More

Two top solar installers announce new financing deals this week

Two top solar installers announce new financing deals this week

March 23, 2016 at 8:42 am 2 comments

SolarCity Corp. and Vivint Solar both had announcements on new financial vehicles this week. The details: SolarCity SolarCity closed a new tax equity fund to finance over $131 million in residential, commercial and military solar projects. The financing partner was not disclosed. The fund covers the capital cost of solarRead More

SolarCity readies solar+storage system for Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative

SolarCity readies solar+storage system for Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative

February 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarCity is going to install a first-of-its-kind solar array and energy storage system for Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC). And you’re not going to believe this, but the Elon Musk company has selected Tesla Energy to supply the batteries. SolarCity says it made the selection after conducting a comprehensive competitiveRead More

Another solar win: California keeps net metering rates

Another solar win: California keeps net metering rates

January 29, 2016 at 2:40 pm 1 comment

Outside of Nevada, the solar industry seems to be winning contentious debates left and right. Maybe the most major of these debates was taking place in California and, of course, concerned net metering. The margin was narrow, but in a 3 to 2 vote, California’s Public Utilities Commission upheld the netRead More