SolarCity

Tesla: Why a Board Battle Looms

With Tesla's (TSLA) shares soaring to new heights, it's easy to forget that its purchase of SolarCity, a company controlled by Tesla's Elon Musk, had …

Autos

Tesla: $500, Here We Come?

Shares of <b>Tesla</b> (TSLA) have taken a break following their rapid rise above $300 this year. So how much upside is left?<p>If you listen to the bears, not …

Autos

Elon Musk's New Solar Roof Won't Save Tesla's Solar Business

Step right up! Elon Musk will now take your order for a beautiful new solar-powered roof made out of glass tiles embedded with photovoltaic cells. The prettiest ones look like pieces of “French slate,” which is what Musk has on his house. If you’re a rich, green person who’s always wanted solar …

Tesla

Biz Break: How well Facebook stops “fake” news is up for debate

<b>Top of the Order:</b><p><b>What News?:</b> Ever since the 2016 presidential election, Facebook has been on the hot seat regarding its role in the spreading of …

Biz Stone

Longtime Tesla Bull Tones Down Expectations. Is He Right?

Adam Jonas, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, surprised many investors when he downgraded Tesla after years of being the automaker's biggest bull on Wall …

Autos

SolarCity founder leaving Tesla

Lyndon Rive founded SolarCity in 2006 with his brother Peter, and with financial backing from cousin Elon Musk.<p>"My skill set and what I love doing is …

Autos

Elon Musk Dumps $10 Million In SolarCity Notes In Favor Of 33,333 Tesla Shares

Tesla / Solar City<p>There’s been some indications that solar is struggling, but now it seems that even SolarCity might not be doing so well.<p>Elon Musk …

Autos

Total Warhammer 2 trailer shows Avatar action

What’s going on in Total War: Warhammer 2 [official site]? Watch the “first in-engine trailer” released today and you’ll learn that it’s a vicious …

PC Gaming

Solar Stocks Beat Analyst Expectations (SPWR, TSLA)

Solar stocks seem to be on the mend. After reporting dismal revenues and earnings forecasts for most of last year and this year, solar stocks have …

Tesla

Top Stock Picks From Five Big Investors

Hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and others share their best investing ideas at the Sohn conference.

Stocks

Tesla Giving Up On SolarCity?

Following merger, SolarCity stopped disclosing several data points - including guidance.<p>But Tesla didn't start reporting them: The solar unit has …

Tesla

How to Prevent Failing From Staining Your Entrepreneurial Career

Stop crying, learn the lesson, move forward.<p>Most entrepreneurs fail. Some fail more than once. Some fail big before going on huge success. Moving through failure does not make you a bad entrepreneur. It actually gives you the tools to become better at business. Many people are tempted to look at …

Entrepreneurship

Growing Pains for the US Residential Solar Industry

The latest U.S. Residential Solar Update from GTM Research goes into stark detail about the changes afoot in this maturing and volatile market.<p>Not …

Renewable Energy

My Notes from the Sohn Investment Conference, Part I

<i>Welcome to my notes from the 22nd annual Sohn Investment Conference, live from Lincoln Center on the west side of Manhattan. My coverage picks up at</i> …

Investing

How Might Apple Spend Its Cash Hoard? Netflix? Tesla?

Might Apple Inc. use its massive cash hoard to ink a massive acquisition of, say, Netflix Inc. or Tesla Inc.?<p>It’s a question on the minds of analysts and investors these days considering that Apple’s pile of cash and cash equivalents was north of $256.8 billion at the start of April. Most of that …

Renewable Energy

Solar Industry Slowdown Catches Up With SolarCity

After nice stretch of sunny weather, the last few months have clouded over for big solar. Declining prices for photovoltaic cells are hurting panel …

Renewable Energy

SolarCity's solar installations crash nearly 40%

(Reuters) - Tesla's SolarCity reported a drop of nearly 40 percent in solar installations for the first quarter on Wednesday, the latest sign of a reversal in fortunes for the once high-flying residential solar industry.<p>In an earnings report this week, Tesla said it deployed 150 megawatts of solar …

Renewable Energy

SEC probing Tesla's SolarCity divsion and Sunrun

The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether solar companies Sunrun and SolarCity have hidden the number of customers they are …

Tesla

Tesla's Stock Surge Is a Chance to Clean Up Its Balance Sheet - Bloomberg

Tesla Inc.’s rally is giving the electric-car maker an opportunity to wipe out some of its substantial debt.<p>About $3.4 billion of Tesla’s debt can be …

Tesla

Tesla Bulls Can Exhale as Musk on Time With Dawn of Model 3 Era - Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. confirmed its highly anticipated Model 3 sedan is on track to begin production on time, assuring investors who have bid the stock up …

Tesla

Tesla: Earnings Highlight The Downside Of SolarCity Acquisition

The amazing life of Elon Musk.<p>Tesla really didn't need this right now.<p>At least the Model 3 is "on track".<p><i>Rethink Technology business briefs for May</i> …

Tesla

Why the SEC Is Snooping Around Tesla's SolarCity and Sunrun

Residential solar companies can't stay away from government investigations, and Wednesday's news that the SEC is looking into Sunrun and SolarCity …

Stocks

Biz Break: SolarCity, Sunrun said to be in the SEC’s sights over cancellation numbers

<b>Top of the Order:</b><p><b>There Goes the Sun?:</b> Pardon the pun, but solar technology is hot. Just think how many times you have probably gotten a call out of …

Markets

Tesla (TSLA) closes equity sale of 38,000 residential solar installations from SolarCity

Since Tesla acquired SolarCiy in November of last year, the company has been trying to solidify the solar installer’s financials. They continued to move from leasing and offering power purchase agreements (PPA) to directly selling the systems and in December, they sold 26,000 home residential …

Tesla

The SEC is reportedly investigating Tesla's solar business

The SEC is looking into whether Tesla's solar division is hiding the number of customers it's lost, the Wall Street Journal's Kirsten Grind first reported.<p>The SEC is investigating Tesla's solar unit and Sunrun, a solar-installation company based in San Francisco, according to the report. Regulators …

Tesla

Is Tesla Giving up on Solar? SolarCity's Door-to-Door Sales Division Abruptly Shuttered

Tesla makes another aggressive move that will slow down its solar business dramatically.<p><b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ:TSLA) has owned SolarCity for less than six …

Tesla

The SEC Is Investigating Elon Musk's Solar Division

The federal regulators believe Tesla's solar unit might have masked the number of customers who have canceled their contracts.<p>The SEC is looking into whether Tesla's solar division is hiding the number of customers it's lost, the <i>Wall Street Journal's</i> Kirsten Grind first reported.<p>The SEC is …

Tesla

SEC Probes Solar Companies Over Customer Cancellations

Federal regulators are investigating whether solar-energy companies are masking how many customers they're losing, according to a person familiar with the matter.<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission is examining whether San Francisco-based Sunrun Inc. and Elon Musk's San Mateo, Calif.-based …

Business

Tesla stock climb creates opening to clean up its balance sheet

Tesla Inc.’s rally is giving the electric-car maker an opportunity to wipe out some of its substantial debt.<p>About $3.4-billion of Tesla’s debt can be converted into common stock if the company’s shares reach about $360, with a portion eligible even at today’s prices, according to data compiled by …

Tesla

Are Tesla's Earnings A Trap?

Tesla Q1 2017 EPS consensus keeps falling.<p>This is in stark contrast to several effects which can drive EPS higher.<p>One of those effects stands out, …

Tesla