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Walmart Sues Tesla Over Rooftop Solar Fires

August 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Back in 2010, Walmart was one of the first major companies to get involved with the solar power revolution. It teamed up with SolarCity, the rooftop solar company started by Elon Musk's cousins Lyndon Rive and Peter Rive, to install rooftop solar arrays on 224 of its stores. To date, seven of those rooftop installations have caught fire, causing millions of dollars in structural damage and lost sales


Member-Owned Community Solar Poised For National Adoption

April 11th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Community solar projects are sweeping the nation, enabling individuals to benefit from solar energy even if they don’t have panels on their house or apartment building. The financial design of a community solar project may vary widely, however, which can make or break any savings that a system could yield for the consumer. 


Florida Public Service Commission Opens The Floodgates For Solar Leases

February 5th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Florida residents have a new option for going green with their electricity as the Florida Public Service Commission approved Tesla's SolarLease option today. The ruling came after a long debate over the program to determine if it represented the sale of electricity to consumers, which is not allowed


Why Buying A Tesla Is The Best Thing You Can Do For The Environment

November 18th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Buying a Tesla is the most important thing you can do for the environment because it will help to dramatically lower the cost of batteries, making a 100% renewable grid affordable. Elon Musk recently said (and he is right!), “I think it’s probably fair to say that Tesla (our customers) has advanced sustainable energy by at least five years, conservatively, and maybe closer to 10, and then if we continue to make progress, we might advance it by 20 years. This could be all the difference in the world.”


How Tesla* Will Help Save The World & Reform Capitalism

October 28th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

This article is a followup to another CleanTechnica article: Tesla’s Secret Weapon. The title of this one contains an asterisk, because a more accurate (but too long) title would be “How Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company Will Help Save the World and Reform Capitalism in the Process.” Apologies if the title is clickbaity or bombastic



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