Posts tagged: Elon Musk

Tesla Will Begin Taking Solar Tile Orders Next Month

By: Robert Ferris Tesla will begin taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk confirmed the news in a long list of tweets he unleashed on Friday. Tesla unveiled the solar roof shingles in late October of last year, in the days leading up to the shareholder […]

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4 New Ways to Store Renewable Energy With Water

By: ANDREW SILVER If Elon Musk has his way, in the future we’ll all be storing renewable electricity inside big banks of lithium-ion batteries. But let’s not forget the energy storage situation today. In the United States, 97 percent of utility-scale storage in 2014 was in pumped-storage hydroelectric plants, according to research by Oak Ridge National […]

These are Tesla’s Stunning New Solar Roof Tiles for Homes

By: Darrell Etherington and Greg Kumparak Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wasn’t kidding when he said that the new Tesla solar roof product was better looking than an ordinary roof: the roofing replacement with solar energy gathering powers does indeed look great. It’s a far cry from the obvious and somewhat weird aftermarket panels you see applied to […]

Elon Musk Leads Tesla Effort to Build House Roofs Entirely out of Solar Panels

In the latest clean energy plan, Tesla purchased SolarCity to make solar ‘shingles’: ‘It’s not a thing on the roof. It is the roof,’ CEO says A new venture spearheaded by Elon Musk will create house roofs made entirely of solar panels, in a sweeping expansion of Tesla’s clean energy ambitions. Tesla has finalized a […]

Big Solar is Leaving Rooftop Systems in the Dust

Solar power is on pace for the first time this year to contribute more new electricity to the grid than will any other form of energy – a feat driven more by economics than green mandates. The cost of electricity from large-scale solar installations now is comparable to and sometimes cheaper than natural gas-fired power, […]