A lot of ink has been spilled on the similarities of SolarCity and Tesla’s planned factories. But there’s some major differences, too.
One day Tesla’s huge factory could be energy independent, but probably not to start.
While solar companies descend on San Francisco this week, it’s the batteries that everyone’s talking about.
How to disrupt the power and automotive sectors: go big and vertical.
Sometimes disruption comes from something so simple in hind sight.
Are the combination of solar panels and grid batteries so powerful that they’re causing utilities to block them? Or are the utilities just moving slowly?
The solar industry was one of the fastest growing sectors in the U.S. last year, and grew 10 times faster than the average adding 24K new jobs.
Now that SolarCity is publicly-traded it’s got the quarterly numbers game to play. In its first earnings report post-IPO SolarCity’s shares drop on quarter loss.
Following one of the only successful cleantech IPOs of the year, solar installer and financier SolarCity says it will grow its solar rooftops next year to 250 MW, up from 156 MW in 2012. Can it achieve profitability at the same time?
From low silicon and solar module prices to a rising amount of solar panels installed on rooftops, these five charts show that the future of solar is brighter than ever, despite the difficult times for solar manufacturers in 2012.