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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

Renewable Energy

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 …

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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

Why Tesla is overhyped — and overvalued

Tesla and the deep problems with “disruption” theory.<p>Silicon Valley investors love to talk about “disruption” — they are besotted with the storyline of small, scrappy, high-tech underdogs upending boring “legacy” corporations. And nowhere is this disruption fetish more evident than in the valuation …

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The $750 million question: When will SolarCity open?

By now, the sprawling solar panel factory in South Buffalo was supposed to be buzzing with activity.<p>If everything had gone according to the original …

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Future Family wants to give women a more affordable option in fertility treatments

In 2016, the scales tipped toward more moms having kids in their 30s than in their 20s for the first time. However, those closer to 40 than 30 face higher risks than their younger counterparts. Add to that one in every eight couples in the U.S., regardless of age, have some type of fertility issue. …

Renewable Energy

Tesla: A Quick Valuation Check

Tesla worth almost twice as much as Audi.<p>BMW/Daimler/Audi sell currently 20 times as many cars.<p>From today's valuation, the payoff for the best case …

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Nevada governor vetoes bill to raise state’s renewable energy target

Nevada Gov. Sandoval vetoed a bill late Friday that would have required that 40% of the state’s electricity come from renewable energy sources by …

Renewable Energy

More Dark Corners Of SolarCity's Buffalo Deal, And Some Tesla Topics, Too

We return to the banks of the Buffalo River to shine a light into some dark corners of the Riverbend Agreement.<p>With the failure of Silevo's Triex …

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I Uncovered Massive Fraud on Amazon – Here’s How It Works

<b>Amazon’s Main Business Model</b><p>I buy and sell things on Amazon. I’m an “Amazon Seller” to make a little money on the side. Lately, I’ve been buying …

Amazon

Elon Musk's Number 1 Rule For Staying Insanely Successful

The best leaders use purpose as a business and life enhancer.<p>Elon Musk is one of the most purposeful leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. At times, you might privately think you can't go on. You must persist. As the best leaders know, the one thing you must …

Tesla

Investors Should Use 'Straddle' Option Trading Strategy on Netflix Post-Earnings, Goldman Says

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) is traditionally a volatile stock following its quarterly earnings releases, and Goldman Sachs says that investors can take …

Investing

Jeff Bezos touts Amazon’s solar power campaign for fulfillment centers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t the only tech billionaire who’s high on solar power: Today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted about the latest step in his …

Amazon

These 4 Megacap Stocks Are Expected to Grow Their EPS an Average of 642% by 2020

You'd struggle to find faster growth stocks than these household names over the next couple of years.<p>Anybody like growth stocks? Chances are you're a …

Stocks

Tesla: SolarCity's Buffalo Deal Has Lots Of Crooked Bends In The River

Three years ago, New York State's leaders announced Silevo’s Triex technology was “of critical importance to the United States economic …

New York State

Tesla's VP of Solar Products Claims Their Competitors Don't Stand a Chance

Tesla’s new Vice President of Solar Products is aggressively confident about his company’s solar roofing product. In a recent interview with Austin …

Solar Power

Automobiles

22 Hours Ago<p>European stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors digested new earnings reports and responded to more comments from Fed Chair Janet …

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A Tale of Two Stocks: Shareholders Reward Tesla, Remain Wary at GM

One carmaker has run billions of dollars into the red with one loss after another. The other has been delivering record and near-record earnings. One sold 10 million vehicles last year, the other barely nudged six figures. But if you think the money-maker is the darling of Wall Street, think …

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How Tesla Became the Most Valuable Car Company in the U.S.

America's most valuable car company is in Silicon Valley and has never earned a profit<p>The most valuable car company in America isn't based in Detroit.<p>…

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The Real Story Behind Elon Musk’s $2.6 Billion Acquisition Of SolarCity And What It Means For Tesla’s Future–Not To Mention The Planet’s

The Tesla CEO’s merger with his cousins’ sustainable-energy company, SolarCity, is totally logical–and hugely risky. With eyes now on the private sector for environmental leadership, can Musk pull off another miracle?<p>Elon Musk stands in the middle of a residential street. It’s shortly before sunset …

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Does Tesla’s Board Answer to Shareholders or Elon Musk?

Tesla shareholders will meet in Palo Alto on Tuesday for the electric car maker’s annual meeting. Investors have plenty to celebrate given that …

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Saving the Earth, One House at a Time

Okay so Trump wants the United States to ditch the Paris Accord, that doesn’t mean we as citizens can’t do our part to be eco friendly.<p>Why should I …

Home Automation

Why Your Law Firm Can’t Innovate

The rise of the innovation killers<p>General Electric pitches itself as an innovation hub. Amazon brought us many new ideas about retailing. Google, …

Innovation

Clean energy’s shifting reality: Venture capital recedes, but what’s next?

By Devashree Saha, Mark MuroRecently we released a brief flashing some warning lights about the shaky state of clean energy technology (cleantech) …

Venture Capital

SolarCity vs. First Solar: Solar Power Competition

The solar business is getting hit by declining prices of photovoltaic cells. Here’s a look at how two of the big players in the solar energy …

Renewable Energy

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 …

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