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Browsing the "Tesla Energy" Tag

No, Tesla Is NOT The Largest US Automaker Ever

January 8th, 2020 | by Frugal Moogal

Over the last couple of days, as Tesla continues on this monstrous run, the media seems to have been noting that Tesla is now more valuable than any US automaker's market cap ever. (Tesla is currently almost exactly the market cap of Ford and GM combined, around $88 billion.) Even though I would now plant myself firmly in the "bull" camp, this is completely untrue, and I think it paints a problematic picture of Tesla


Tesla Powerwall 2 Update — Nearly 2 Years Later

January 4th, 2020 | by Bob Borsh

Greetings from Vermont on New Year’s Day 2020 (at time of writing). Looking back into my archived articles here on CleanTechnica, it appears I have not had anything published since November 20, 2018. My first article regarding our rooftop solar + Tesla Powerwall 2 system was published on April 21,


7 New(ish) Tesla Patents

January 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla is an innovation powerhouse. As part of that, it publishes a fair number of patents. We don't get around to publishing stories on every interesting patent we see, so here's a quick roundup of Tesla patents published in recent months that we haven't covered


2020 Tesla Predictions

January 2nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Starting from this year onwards, I will place my predictions for the next 12 months in article form. Most of these predictions are based on historical facts or behavioural economics, and I would be happy if I am 50% correct by end of next year. My purpose for doing this is to mainly get a much broader critique to my predictions in the comments section, so please leave a comment whether you agree or not


Buying A Tesla Model 3 Made Adding Solar An Obvious Choice For This Woman

December 20th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Electric cars and residential rooftop solar enable millions of people around the world to clean up their carbon footprint without sacrificing quality of life. One lucky lady shared the sustainability journey she went on with her family, first adopting an electric car and later a rooftop solar system from Tesla


Is The Tesla Solarglass Roof Finally Ready For Prime Time?

December 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Lost in all the hoopla about the Tesla Cybertruck, Model Y, new factories in China and Germany, the Tesla Semi, and the upcoming Roadster 2.0 with its steerable rocket motors, it seemed like the Tesla Solar Roof continued to be like tomorrow — always a day away


Tesla Backup Gateway 2 … Bank of America UK EV Cost of Ownership Study … Tesla Revenue Growth — #CleanTechnica Top 20

December 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

What caught readers' eyes the most on CleanTechnica last week? That would be the new Tesla Backup Gateway 2, which looks like a mini Powerwall; a titillating study on EV total cost of ownership in the UK that Bank of American Merrill Lynch conducted and shared with CleanTechnica; and a commentary on Tesla's revenue growth juxtaposed against Tesla critics' seemingly never-ending pessimism, which is typically very misplaced


Tesla Begins Rolling Out Its Sexy New “Mini-Powerwall” Backup Gateway 2 Hardware

December 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has started rolling out its new Backup Gateway 2 hardware with its Powerwalls, resulting in a much cleaner look for the overall installation. Instead of installing its communication hardware in standard grey electrical enclosures, the new Gateways come packaged up in a beautiful new enclosure that mimics the look of the Tesla Powerwall 2s themselves


93 MWh Tesla Megapack Coming To Alaska To Save Customers Cash 

December 10th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

A new 93 MWh Tesla Powerpack system installed in Alaska by the Homer Electric Association, Inc., will be used to directly offset electricity that would have otherwise required a peaker plant to fire up. The new battery pack will be installed at the Soldotna Power Plant (map), adjacent to the existing natural gas-fired GE LM 6000 turbine currently used to provide electricity to cover peak usage in the area


Tesla Is Hiring Solarglass Installers Across The US In Support Of Version 3 Launch

December 1st, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last month that version 3 of the Solarglass Roof was designed for high-volume production and installation. New job listings on Tesla's Careers page this week reveal that the company is also ramping up its efforts on the installation side of the equation, with numerous job listings and hiring events for new Tesla Solarglass installers across the country


Tesla Cybertruck: Battery Price Dive

November 24th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Following the Cybertruck reveal, I went to bed not being sure exactly what I had just seen, and woke up still thinking about it. My oldest son took one look and said it was the "sickest" car he had ever seen (this is a good thing), and my wife thought it was far more interesting than I expected


What A $108/kWh Battery Pack Would Mean For Tesla

November 24th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

I broke down in an earlier article why I have a hunch that the Tesla Cybertruck is going to include a battery pack that is costing Tesla around $108.26/kWh at the pack level (or better!), but I decided to keep running the math to calculate what it would mean for other Tesla products


Off Grid: SunPower Solar Panels + Tesla Powerwalls … Boring Company + Pumped Hydro … Tesla Gigafactory Economies of Scale — CleanTechnica Top 20

November 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica stories last week included fun content about an off-grid month with SunPower solar panels + Tesla Powerwalls, the just-beginning economies of scale Tesla is getting from its gigafactories, a pitch for Elon Musk's The Boring Company getting into pumped hydro, Tesla dominating US electric vehicle sales, and much more. Scroll down for the headlines and click through to the ones that tickle your fancy!


Walmart Is Re-Energizing Tesla Solar Systems After Settling Lawsuit With Tesla

November 6th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Reuters has reported that Walmart and Tesla have settled their lawsuit. The lawsuit Walmart filed back in July claimed that Tesla solar panels caught fire on the roof of 7 stores in the United States. On Monday, November 4th, 2019, a court filing showed that Walmart voluntarily discontinued without prejudice. In other words, Walmart dropped the lawsuit


Tesla Earnings Call: My (Overdue) Analysis

October 29th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

I published an article in my TSLA FUD series on October 23rd about what I was hoping to see from the Tesla 3rd quarter shareholder call. I stated before any earnings were released that I was far less concerned about the actual per-share earnings and much more interested in a set of bullet points regarding where Tesla was with various upcoming projects. Later that day, Tesla reported earnings and they were widely regarded as a home run by analysts



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