SolarCity

Assessing Tesla's Real Cash Flow

Tesla states that free cash flow was negative $1.4 billion in the most recent quarter.<p>The company's reporting is misleading, and the actual numbers …

Business

25 People Shaping the Future in Tech, Science, Medicine, Activism and More

The inventors, entrepreneurs and disrupters who are changing (and maybe saving) the world one brilliant idea at a time<p>He's probably the only person …

Renewable Energy

Elon Musk's Formula for Successfully Growing Companies Faster

There is no denying the many ways in which Elon Musk is unique. There is also no denying the fact that you can learn something beneficial from him.<p>Elon Musk needs no introduction.<p>Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of Elon Musk and the energy he brings to the business world. His major companies …

Tesla

Elon Musk’s Intense Rolling Stone Profile Paints A Truly Heartbreaking Portrait Of The Billionaire Visionary

Elon Musk isn’t simply the gifted engineer who launched four billion-dollar companies into the stratosphere. This much is clear for anyone who’s paid attention to his Internet presence, which may indeed be choreographed. There are simply too many stories about Musk’s cutthroat persona, including …

Elon Musk

Tesla in spotlight with electric semi-truck CEO Musk calls a ‘beast’

PALO ALTO — The world will be watching tonight as Tesla launches an electric semi-truck and jumps into a market for traditional versions of the …

Tesla

Elon Musk on His Fears, Dreams, Twitter, Morality and Mars

"Edison and Tesla both did great things. Edison's issue was that he was a dick. Tesla's issue is that he went crazy and started talking to</i> …

Culture

Elon Musk Uses This 6-Step Process to Make Decisions

'It's really helpful for figuring out the tricky things,' says the founder of SpaceX and Tesla.<p>Inventor and engineer Elon Musk has successfully started four billion-dollar companies: PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, and Tesla.<p>To launch them -- and to answer any complex question -- he uses the same …

Renewable Energy

Everyone Is Saying: Amazon Pick My City!

A hot topic in cities around the United States is the announcement that Amazon is looking for a location for their aptly named Headquarters 2, or HQ2 for short. This new location is to house upwards of 50,000 new employees, an employment boon for any location.<p>As the deadline for submissions has …

Entrepreneurship

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Inside the inventor's world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love …

Technology

Sunrun Overtakes Tesla's SolarCity as Top Home Lease Provider

Sunrun Inc. became the top residential solar leasing provider in the third quarter as rivals including Tesla Inc.’s SolarCity shifted their focus to …

Renewable Energy

Value: Tesla S, X, 3 Compared To Apple

I use time value of money analysis to compare the value of Tesla to Apple.<p>I make present value estimates for Model S + X, and 3 "product lines" and …

Business

How Elon Musk makes and spends his billions

Elon Musk may be the world's richest rocket scientist. With a fortune hovering around $20 billion, the 46-year-old CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and co-founder of OpenAI has said he won't be happy until we've escaped Earth and colonized Mars.<p>A notorious workaholic, Musk doesn't spend cash on lavish …

Elon Musk

Tesla has aggressive plans for the next few years — here's what's in the works

• <b>Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company aims to begin producing cars in China in 2020.</b>• <b><br>The company also aims to ramp up its energy business and launch several new cars in the same time frame.</b><p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aggressive expansion plans for the company over the next few years.<p>One of the most …

Tesla

Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Those Grey November Days

I’ve always considered November to be the greyest month of the year. It’s colder out, it’s darker out, it always seems to be cloudy, and the blazing …

Horses

Tesla Bond Update

Nearly two months have passed since Tesla's debt IPO. Bonds are off 5+ points despite a broader rally in high yield credit.<p>Model 3 delays and a …

Finance

Can Tech Keep Up With the Solar Industry’s Needs?

As renewable energies are increasingly sought and environmental regulations are tightened, the demand for solar energy proportionately increases. Solar energy has experienced a compound annual growth rate of 60% in the last decade, and the industry currently employs more than 209,000 …

Renewable Energy

Used batteries put to work as BMW produces 100,000th i3

After four years in production, <b>BMW</b> has built the 100,000th <b>i3</b> at its plant in Leipzig, Germany<b>.</b> The factory, which is also responsible for production …

Electric Vehicles

Estrada approves 4th reclamation project in Manila Bay

Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has approved another multi-billion-peso reclamation project in Manila Bay – a 318-hectare commercial and tourism …

Philippines

Tesla's SolarCity Buyout Looking Worse By the Day

Tesla doesn't seem to have any interest in keeping its SolarCity business afloat.<p>Multiple reports have surfaced that <b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ:TSLA) is firing …

Personal Finance

Tesla's Solar Installations Fall But More People Opt to Buy Them

Tesla Inc. is installing far less solar power than its SolarCity unit did as an independent company.<p>Tesla installed 109 megawatts of …

Business

Model 3 ‘Bottleneck’ Blamed on Chaos and Incompetence At Tesla Gigafactory

A person claiming insider’s knowledge as a lower level manager at Tesla’s Gigafactory has been working overtime documenting alleged incompetence all …

Renewable Energy

The Energy Questions New York AG Schneiderman Should Be Asking

Posted: Nov 01, 2017 11:18 AM<p>When Eric Schneiderman is not busy trying to shake down the Trumps for contributions while investigating them, he is …

Conservative View

Tesla's SolarCity Part Deux: Cash Flow

I recently wrote an article estimating SolarCity's net loss for the first half of 2017.<p>This article goes a step further and examines SolarCity's cash …

Finance

Employees feel blindsided as Tesla's mass firings spread to SolarCity

Employee <b>dismissals at Tesla</b> are continuing, according to six former and current employees, and have spread from its motor division to SolarCity …

Renewable Energy

InFluxData Teams With IBM And RedHat To Simplify Analyzing The IOT Data Deluge

Almost every aspect of the technology IT stack is experiencing some form of change. Mobile, IoT and the rise of DevOps have disrupted traditional enterprise architecture and app development methods. Cloud computing, software-defined networks (SDNs), and network function virtualization (NFV) have …

Red Hat

SolarCity Adds To Tesla's Losses

Tesla purchased SolarCity in November 2016 by issuing about 12 million shares of stock with a market value of about $2.1 billion.<p>Public financial …

Business

SolarCity: Tesla's Solar Boondoggle

Tesla is still laying off employees in the company acquired only a year ago.<p>Boondoggle (noun): work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but …

Stocks

It's Time For Tesla To Stop Paying SolarCity's Debts

Tesla is incinerating cash at a record pace.<p>Another capital raise impends. How much longer will Wall Street financiers tolerate Tesla down-streaming …

Business

Pittsburgh's Hope For Bipartisan Environmentalism

Transitioning to clean energy, particularly in a city built on steel and surrounded by defunct coal mines, is always politically tricky. But …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Shareholders: Are You Drunk On Elon Musk's Kool-Aid?

Tesla shareholders (and bullish Wall Street analysts) are either geniuses or delusional and I am betting on the latter. Typical of the lack of gray matter being applied to this investment is a recent post on Seeking Alpha, often a place where amateurs go to pump stocks they own.<p>Someone calling …

Tesla