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Tesla Solar Will Be “Aggressively Ramping” — Stay Tuned

July 28th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

With so much emphasis on the Model 3, the question on many people's mind is, "Will Tesla's solar efforts finally begin to gain traction?" According to USA Today, "The company is going to double down on selling solar through its 110 U.S. Tesla stores, which it has reconfigured in past months to ensure that Powerwall is on prominent display and in-house solar experts, some of whom worked Home Depot aisles for Tesla, are at the ready."


Remember That Time Elon Musk Saved SpaceX & Tesla? (Video)

July 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla and SpaceX are not just two companies led by Elon Musk — they are two visions: 1) a sustainable future here on Earth and 2) expanding the human race to other planets. Both companies aiming for these audacious, larger-than-life goals had to face far tougher times than they're facing today


Jim Chanos’s Anti-Tesla Short Seller Arguments Debunked (Video)

July 7th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

All innovative companies attract negative press coverage, but the tide of anti-Tesla scare stories and misinformation has reached such preposterous proportions that it has become a story in itself (remember, colleagues, we’re supposed to report the news, not make it). It’s widely believed that much of the mud, especially the articles that focus on financial and stock-market topics, originates with short sellers, who have collectively bet some $12 billion against the California carmaker


17 More Tesla Shareholder Meeting Highlights

June 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I just published 11 highlights from yesterday's 2018 Tesla shareholder meeting. I cut off right around the start of the Q&A session — tweets plus live Q&A. This article continues that initial list to include 17 more highlights. In this case, we have no charts from Tesla, but the highlights may be even more interesting. As usual, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared more details than we could have hoped for, supplemented here and there by CTO JB Straubel, CFO Deepak Ahuja, and Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen


Looking Inside Tesla Battery Cells (Video)

March 25th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Ever wondered what’s inside a Tesla battery cell? Well, don’t do what this guy did in a pair of videos from ARIES RC. Opening lithium-ion batteries is a ticklish business. They contain carcinogens, caustic acids, and flammable chemicals that shouldn’t be handled without gloves, if at all. But whatever damage the video host may have done to his own health, there’s no harm for us in watching


sonnen — the utility of the future? (CleanTechnica Interview)

August 5th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Highly regarded battery storage firm sonnen was one of the big winners of the 2017 Zayed Future Energy Prize, winning in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) category. I interviewed sonnen CEO and co-founder Christoph Ostermann in January just after the company won the prize. It was a fun interview because of how futuristic sonnen's vision is and also because of Mr Ostermann's clear propensity for fun


AC Propulsion tzero, The Godfather of Modern EVs

June 17th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Once upon a time — a long, long time ago — an amazing little unknown Californian company filled with electrical geniuses and two men heading the team, President Tom Gage and Founder Alan Cocconi, revolutionized the automotive world


Mysterious Materials Recycling Spinoff Isn’t So Mysterious

May 2nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Quoth Straubel: “There’s a new industry that’s yet to be created, which is really a re-processing industry for all of the energy storage devices, all of the batteries that are going into e-mobility. To re-process them and refine them back into new refurbished batteries.”


Tesla Model 3 Progress, Gigafactories 1–5, Tesla Insurance … (Tesla 4th Quarter & 2016 Financials Call & Report)

February 22nd, 2017 | by Kyle Field

In what was likely the most anticipated earnings call ever for Tesla, the auto manufacturer / stationary storage manufacturer / full service solar provider / soon-to-be taxi service / autonomous vehicle technology company (and maybe insurance company in the near future) shared financial results for Q4 2016 and for the full year. Perhaps more importantly, it also unpacked tons of detail for what's to come in the balance of 2017 and beyond


Top CleanTechnica Stories In 2016 & December

January 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm not going to attempt to identify which CleanTechnica stories of 2016 were my favorites, but below is a top 50 list of our 50 most popular articles in 2016 based purely on pageviews. After that, there's a top 30 list for December (also purely based on pageviews)


Tesla Holding “Investor Event” At Gigafactory On January 4, Ahead Of CES 2017

December 30th, 2016 | by James Ayre

Tesla will be hosting an invitation-only “investor event” at its Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada, on January 4, according to recent reports. The idea is seemingly that, rather than taking part in CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the company will just host its own event a bit earlier — at its own very impressive battery manufacturing facility a bit to the northwest



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