There's been some indications that solar is struggling, but now it seems that even SolarCity might not be doing so well.
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We've recently learned that SolarCity slashed its workforce by some 20% in 2016 and that it will end door-to-door sales in favor of online and retail sales, but this latest bit of news is perhaps even more shocking:
"A new SEC Form 4 filing shows that Tesla CEO Elon Musk converted $10 million in SolarCity Senior Notes for 33,333 shares of Tesla stock at a $300 per share price."
Musk acquired those Zero Coupon Senior Notes back in December 2015 for $10 million. They weren't due until 2020.
Those the conversion of these notes in Tesla shares show a lack of confidence in SolarCity? Maybe. Maybe not.
"The conversion of SolarCity Senior Notes is seen more as an administrative transaction, as the resulting number of shares gained is a little more than a few drops in the bucket when compared to the 33,599,088 number of shares of Tesla stock Musk owned prior to the transaction."