Posts Tagged solar

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,…

7 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),…

8 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…

9 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…

9 months ago by Mark Kane 40


Tesla Powerpack And Solar Power Takes African Camp Off Grid

TESLA POWERPACK COUPLED WITH SOLAR PROVIDES OFF-GRID POWER IN AFRICA Tesla is making its way into Africa. An experience-based luxury travel and global conservation company, &Beyond*, recently tapped Tesla in order to reduce their carbon footprint in Botswana. The company announced yesterday that their “Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp recently switched to solar…

9 months ago by EVANNEX 11

Impressive DIY Tesla Solar Roof Tile Built On YouTube

While Tesla itself still needs to figure out how to produce and prepare the production line for it Solar Roof products (a pilot validation line will be established at the company’s Fremont facility in June before moving to volume production at the “Gigafactory 2” in Buffalo), an example of making…

9 months ago by Mark Kane 10

Tesla Gigafactory 2 Gearing Up For Solar Roof Production This Summer

Tesla’s solar manufacturing facility in Buffalo, NY, sometimes called the Gigafactory 2 (but mostly only by CEO Elon Musk), is set to begin new production this summer alongside Panasonic as a strategic partner. In the beginning, the company will produce its new low-profile, 325 watt conventional panel (~21.76% efficiency) – for use with…

9 months ago by Mark Kane 12

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Tesla To Offer Financing Options For Solar Roof By End of 2017

Tesla recently began to accept orders on its innovative Solar Roof product. The system has an estimated average cost of about $21.85 per square foot according to the company; which needless to say, makes the upfront cost significant. To that end, Tesla will offer financing options later this year. And because the solar…

9 months ago by Mark Kane 20