SolarCity’s integrated solar roof plan said to target 5M U.S. homes

SolarCity roof How do you make a dent in the energy market? SolarCity is likely one of the few companies that has a good idea of how to answer that question, and one part of its plan includes replacing the roofs of 5 million U.S. homes with solar cells, according to The Guardian. It’s a plan that SolarCity board chairman Elon Musk first tipped on a conference call last month, but now we have a bit… Read More technology news Continue reading SolarCity’s integrated solar roof plan said to target 5M U.S. homes

Elon Musk says SolarCity will build a “solar roof” for your house

Solar panel on a red roof reflecting the sun and the cloudless blue sky What if your entire roof was made up entirely of dedicated solar power cells? No, not adorned with the current kind of solar panels you’ve likely seen on the existing roofs of a few neighbour houses – an entire roof actually made up of solar gathering material, rather than add-ons that install after the fact. That’s the vision described by Elon Musk in Solar City’s… Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading Elon Musk says SolarCity will build a “solar roof” for your house

The 7 steps of Elon Musk’s “Master Plan”

Tesla Master Plan Why did Tesla buy SolarCity? To make your solar panel roof battery power your self-driving electric pickup truck. Elon Musk just revealed the second phase of his “Master Plan” and we broke it down so you can see the future too. Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading The 7 steps of Elon Musk’s “Master Plan”

Musk’s Master Plan has solar for everyone, but investors aren’t buying the dream — yet

Musk Tesla SolarCity The Tesla “Master Plan Part Deux” published tonight by founder Elon Musk proposes quite a lot of major projects, but perhaps the most far-reaching of them all is the plan to put solar on every roof and a battery in every garage. And to do that, he not-so-subtly hints, Tesla and SolarCity will need to be more than friends. Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading Musk’s Master Plan has solar for everyone, but investors aren’t buying the dream — yet

Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s master plan

(GERMANY OUT) Menschen , Leute , People , Elon Musk Gruender Firma Fahrzeughersteller Tesla Motors Auto Elektroauto ECar (Photo by Lambert/ullstein bild via Getty Images) Elon Musk plans to steer Tesla towards fully autonomous driving, car sharing, and cargo transport, according to the long awaited blog post on the company’s website. A fully solar power ecosystem driven in-part by SolarCity will help Musk and Co. get there. Musk has been teasing the master plan part II for days. What would be in it? Would Tesla cars fly? Would they go to space? What… Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s master plan

Tesla gets more than solar panels with offer to acquire SolarCity


Power plant using renewable solar energy with sun News of an offer from Tesla to acquire SolarCity came mostly unexpected to traders earlier this afternoon. In a rapid “knee-jerk” reaction, traders bid up SolarCity by 13 percent and sent Tesla tumbling down 12 percent. It is typical for the stock of an acquisition target to spike while the acquirer’s stock falls according to Michael Morosi of Avondale Partners. SolarCity… Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading Tesla gets more than solar panels with offer to acquire SolarCity

Elon Musk’s Tesla offers to acquire Elon Musk’s SolarCity for $2.8B


Musk Tesla SolarCity The great Elon Musk empire is uniting. Today his electric car and battery company Tesla announced its offer to acquire his solar panel installation company SolarCity. Together the companies could allow you to outfit your home with solar panels that power a giant battery for everything inside, as well as your electric car. The deal still has to be approved by SolarCity and its board. If it… Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading Elon Musk’s Tesla offers to acquire Elon Musk’s SolarCity for $2.8B