SolarCity

North American Residential Storage Market Set For Rapid Growth

Update on market status and a review of technology providers and key players.<p>SGIP reopens in California and Hawaiian market positioned for growth in …

Business

Tesla, SolarCity planning more than 200 layoffs in Roseville this fall

San Mateo-based SolarCity Corp. and its parent, Tesla Inc., plan to lay off more than 200 employees at their Roseville offices, part of continuing …

Renewable Energy

The next $13 Trillion Dollar Industry to be disrupted

Technology has systematically disrupted one industry after another. Whether it was iTunes with music, TripAdvisor to travel, Alibaba, Ebay & Amazon …

Real Estate

Ground-source heat startup ready to drill, announces partner for the ductwork | Ars Technica

With experienced local company, Dandelion moves forward.<p>Earlier this summer, a Silicon Valley startup called Dandelion was born out of Alphabet’s X …

Startups

Tesla Fever Strikes Again – Tesla Fest: Electric Circus

After announcing plans to dedicate Niagara Street as The Tesla Heritage Corridor in July, another Tesla initiative is now underway.<p>First came Buffalo …

Niagara Falls

Tesla's Warranty Expense: Something's Badly Amiss

Tesla's recently reported warranty expense related to sold cars is radically different than its reported experience with leased cars. This makes no …

Business

The 3 Reasons Amazon, Tesla, and Netflix Have Crushed the Market -- Take 2

My Foolish colleague Jeremy Bowman recently wrote a great article on three reasons for the amazing performance of <b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN), <b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ: TSLA), and <b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ: NFLX) stocks. It boiled down to:<p>Visionary leaders<br>• Huge addressable markets<br>• Strong revenue growth<p>Jeremy proved beyond a …

Stocks

Good riddance to White House corporate commissions

Adam Smith famously wrote that "people of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Institutional Holdings Plummet

We knew it was bound to happen that the institutional holders would decide Tesla has plateaued.<p>At the end of Q1 institutional investors held 67% of …

Business

Tesla to Rise 50%—If Nothing Goes Wrong: Morgan Stanley | Investopedia

As Tesla Inc. (TSLA) ramps up production for its much-anticipated Model 3, bulls on the Street suggest that the market may be underestimating the …

Morgan Stanley

Tesla's 'Tiny House' roadshow demystifies its energy tech

Renewable energy is good for the planet, but it can be great for consumers -- depending on your location, you can actually make a profit using solar panels and backup battery storage. Those benefits can be hard for consumers to grok, however, so Tesla has launched the "Tiny House" tour in Australia …

Renewable Energy

Morgan Stanley bumps up its Tesla price target — and moves its best-case scenario higher

Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas raised his price target for Tesla shares, to $317 from $305.<p>The carmaker's shares are already well above that, at $366 and up 70% year-to-date. Jonas, though, also has a "bull case" price target which he raised to $526 from $511.<p>The bull case is Jonas' term for Tesla …

Tesla

Morgan Stanley raises Tesla price target, lifts best-case scenario

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)'s Adam Jonas raised his price target for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares, to $317 from $305.<p>The carmaker's shares are already …

Stock Markets

The Next Google? How to Spot a Stock That’s About to Soar

Google held an initial public offering on August 19, 2004. The IPO came out at $85 per share. If you had bought 10 shares that day and never sold, …

Investing

Driving an electric car inspired me to install solar panels in my home — and it's saving me money

The purchase of an electric car that plugs into the power grid to recharge its battery often gets drivers thinking about the source of their energy.<p>We haven't seen data from recent years looking at the overlap between electric-car drivers and home solar panels.<p>But early analyses in California …

Electric Vehicles

Some Thoughts About Tesla's Latest Bond Offering

I admit it: This one took me by surprise. I expected stock, not bonds.<p>But it’s a great time to be selling junk bonds. Investors are scooping them up …

Finance

7 Massive Corporations Going Green to Boost Their Bottom Lines

Environmentalism doesn't appeal to everyone, but the economics of renewables do.<p>Historically, multinational corporations have been the <i>target</i> of …

Sustainability

Talk to China About Solar Panels, Elon Musk (Hint: They're Kinda Bad for the Environment)

CEO of Tesla Motors, CEO and CTO of SpaceX and general genius Elon Musk also heads up another group called Solar City, which, as the name implies, …

Conservative View

We asked 25 female founders who they'd pick as Uber's next CEO — here's what they told us

It looks like the next CEO of Uber will be a man.<p>According to a weekend report by Recode, there are only 4 candidates on Uber's shortlist, and none …

Silicon Valley

The Tesla Model 3 is the Result of Elon Musk's Master Plan

The Tesla Model 3 is more than just an affordable electric car—it's the high point of Elon Musk's master plan. Yes, that sounds a bit …

Tesla

Al Gore talks about unfriending Trump and the state of his green crusade in 'An Inconvenient Sequel'

If you went to visit Al Gore at his farm in Tennessee, you might find him monitoring the 33-panel solar array on his 100-percent renewable-energy …

Climate

Why SolarCity Has Become a Shell of Its Former Self Since Tesla Buyout -- The Motley Fool

SolarCity was bought by Tesla only eight months ago, and most of the key players at the solar giant are now gone.<p>When <b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ:TSLA) bought</b> …

Investing

#1,116 – New York to D.C. Hyperloop

I wouldn’t want to play chess against Elon Musk. Every time he makes a move (starts a new company, publicly discusses an idea) it’s all part of an …

Elon Musk

How Cheap Does Geothermal Need To Be Before It Becomes The Next Solar?

A new startup called Dandelion is drastically reducing the cost of installing the tech to provide residential buildings with heating and cooling from the ground.<p>At a cost of $80,000 and upwards, geothermal systems have often been too expensive for homeowners, even if harnessing the natural …

Renewable Energy

How Tesla Makes Its Money: A Slicing and Dicing of Elon Musk's Fast-Growing Empire -- The Motley Fool

Here's how the electric-car maker and sustainable energy company’s business breaks out by sales and relative profitability -- and where it looks to …

Stocks

Peter Rive, SolarCity Cofounder And Elon Musk’s Cousin, Is Leaving Tesla

News of Rive’s exit comes on the heels of questions surrounding Tesla’s $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity in 2016.<p>Peter Rive, the cofounder of SolarCity and cousin of Elon Musk, is leaving Tesla just under eight months after the automaker acquired the struggling solar company in a deal valued …

Renewable Energy

Is It Time To Invest In Solar? Part II

Solar stocks have experienced an impressive breakout, evidenced in the Guggenheim Solar ETF portfolio.<p>Solar energy adoption grew 95% in the U. S. …

Business

Elon Musk says Tesla is building the largest battery system in the world within 100 days — or it's free

Tesla has agreed to build the world's largest lithium-ion battery storage project in South Australia, billionaire founder Elon Musk said on …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's 'I Love Floors' Tweet Is a 3-Word Masterclass in Marketing

Elon Musk gave us a fun internet meme--and a showcase in marketing strategy.<p>I woke up early yesterday morning to the birth of yet another internet meme inspired by Elon Musk's tweet, "I love floors" spawned by superconsumers of both Elon Musk and the movie Anchorman. He then cleverly followed it up …

Elon Musk

Tesla-Owned SolarCity Withdraws From South Carolina, Less Than a Year After Launch

The nation's largest residential solar installer is shutting down operations in South Carolina, roughly eight months after entering the state's …

Renewable Energy