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Tesla FUD: I Was Wrong

October 7th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

A while ago, I started a semi-regular series in which I examined specific cases of Tesla FUD (or "Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt"). The plan was that I would look at a FUD topic that it seemed a ton of stock analysts were suddenly communicating about Tesla. The idea began because in my regular check-ins about how Tesla was doing, I would often find my newsfeed dominated by a bunch of writers claiming the same basic idea, and how that idea showed that Tesla was in big trouble


Where Tesla Solar Is Most Competitive

September 20th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

While Tesla may be the most recognizable brand name in the realm of electric cars, one of the much less talked about aspects of Tesla's Master Plan is the company's efforts on the solar front. Are Tesla's solar panels as good a deal as their cars? Let's find out


Tesla Announces Simple Pricing On Commercial Solar, $1.01/Watt (Will Blow Some Minds)

September 14th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Yesterday, Elon announced California customers can now order commercial sizes of solar power in 5 minutes at Tesla.com/bigsolar. Instead of starting the process with a site survey or a roof inspection, Tesla just publishes this sizing guide and assumes the commercial customer knows the size of his or her roof. It isn't about maximizing solar production, it is about simplifying the buying process. It's easy to see the price per watt going down from $2.22 ($1.55 after the 30% federal tax credit) to $1.44 ($1.01 after tax credit)


The Electric Age — Why The 2020s Will Be A Defining Decade For Tesla

September 1st, 2019 | by Harry Stoltz

It has become crystal clear in the recent democratic debates that combating climate change is a central focus of the Democratic Party, and governments around the world as a whole. The growing pressure of climate change can’t be ignored, and lawmakers are working toward solutions. These plans will be daunting for established auto manufacturers to adapt to, essentially having to reshape their entire business models to conform with new regulations. In stark contrast, Tesla is in the unique position that it has not only embraced changing times, but built its entire business around them


Tesla Patents Hinged Solar Roof Tile Mounting Frame With Integrated Wiring

August 29th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

A new patent reveals that Tesla is continuing to innovate with its solar roof tile installation process. The new patent was granted to Tesla for a hinged frame with integrated wiring that could speed up the physical installation and significantly simplify the wiring required for solar roof tiles, if implemented


What’s The Real Reason Walmart Is Suing Tesla?

August 22nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

As we know, Walmart has sued Tesla over solar panels catching fire, but is it really Tesla's fault? If a company makes a product, sells it, maintains the, but the owner doesn't take care of the property around it, shouldn't it be the responsibility of the owner and not the company making the product


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


Electrifying Transport Is Green Here, Greener There, & Green As Kermit The Frog In Norway Or With A Solar Roof

August 10th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

There's an important caveat with electric cars. Although electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions, they draw their power from a wide variety of energy sources. Bloomberg reports, "Trading in your gasoline-guzzling car for an electric vehicle is a lot like shifting the emissions ... [as] EVs run off electricity, and that electricity" can come from both clean and dirty energy sources


Tesla Granted New Patents For Curved & Textured Solar Roof Tile Manufacturing

August 9th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla was just granted a new series of patents that shed some light on the techniques it will use on its upcoming curved and flat solar roof tiles. These design techniques will presumably be employed as Tesla moves towards the first commercial version of these tiles, which are expected to move into mass production a bit later than the Tesla solar roof tiles that have just been installed on my roof


An Inside Look At The Components That Go Into A Tesla Solar Roof Installation

August 8th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

July ushered in the start of the real action for our Tesla solar roof, as the installation kicked into high gear. The first materials arrived at the house and the team prepared to install the solar roof on our new home. Before we get into the installation, let's talk about the components that make up of one of Tesla's solar roofs


DIY Solar Nissan LEAF, Tesla Demoralizing Automakers, Model 3 The “Ultimate Driving Machine” — CleanTechnica Top 20

August 4th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular stories on CleanTechnica last week were led by the story of a DIYer in Texas who bought a used Nissan LEAF and turned it into a solar car. After that, it was the usual Tesla bonanza — a major auto reviewer (in this case Edmunds) showering impressive praise on the Tesla Model 3 (calling it the "ultimate driving machine"), some hot tweets from Elon Musk (in this case regarding the coming Tesla pickup truck), and more Tesla sales record (in this case, over in Europe in June)


Tesla Ramping Up Production Of V3 Solar Roof Tiles To 1,000 Systems/Week By End Of 2019

July 30th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the company is working to ramp up the production of its solar roof tiles to a rate of 1000 per week by the end of the year. Rollout of the solar roof tiles has been slower than the company expected back when they were first revealed in a 2016 event at the Universal Studios backlot in Southern California



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