Posts Tagged solar

Nikola Motors Adds New Energy Division

Nikola, the company that is developing a hydrogen electric semi-transport truck, surprised us by adding a Energy Division for on and off-grid battery solutions, solar installations and hydrogen production systems. The Nikola Corporation group now consists of three subsidiaries: Nikola Motor Company (for the vehicles) Nikola Powersports (powersports industry) Nikola…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 3

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Millennials Love Elon Musk, Here’s Why

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has wooed people all over the globe with his unique style, insight, foresight, authenticity, and innovation, but it’s millennials that make up his biggest fan club. Why does Musk appeal so much to millennials? How can one become so popular without traditional marketing and…

4 months ago by Steven Loveday 32

Tesla To Team With Swiss Firm In Effort To Reduce Solar Cell Costs By 50%

According to the Axiom Capital Research’s Gordon Johnson note, Tesla is interested in the solar cell manufacturing technology Heterojunction developed by Swiss company Meyer Burger. Heterojunction technology apparently enables manufacturers to reduce production costs by up to 50%. A few years ago SolarCity was also searching for new solar cell technology,…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 1


Tesla Solar Roof Installations Behind Schedule?

Tesla highly anticipated Solar Roof still awaits its first commercial installation as company confirmed that it did not start on June 30. Tesla opened orders for the solar product on May 10th (see details), and it was expected that Tesla will begin installations in June (the goal was tracked by Bloomberg),…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 12


Massive Agricultural Company Teams With Tesla To Reduce Energy Costs

Limoneira, a 124-year-old international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, California, which owns over 11,000 acres of rich agricultural lands, real estate properties, and water rights in California, Arizona and Chile, intends to expand its solar installations with Tesla. Currently, the company has 6 solar installations totaling 4.2M kWh annually. The…

6 months ago by Mark Kane 8

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Consumer Reports Runs The Numbers On Tesla’s Solar Roof

Consumer Reports, which six months ago was skeptical about the viability of Tesla’s Solar Roof product, has once again “done the math” using newly announced pricing estimations. According to CR, it’s not easy to weigh value of the offer, as company’s online calculator “relies upon some important assumptions and predictions that delve…

6 months ago by Mark Kane 40