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Elon Musk Stories October 9, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces unexpected product unveiling Oct. 17th & Tesla SolarCity event Oct. 28

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter this afternoon to announce an unexpected product launch event on October 17th, just a week away. He further noted that the expected Tesla/SolarCity announcement, which he previously hoped to hold at the end of the month, would indeed be on October 28th…

Elon Musk Stories March 17, 2016

Elon Musk and SolarCity CEO organized an event for Nevada lawmakers at Tesla’s Gigafactory to lobby for solar energy

In an effort to lobby Nevada lawmakers for the development of solar energy following the Public Utilities Commission’s decision to slash net metering, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive organized an event Wednesday night at the Gigafactory for Nevada politicians and top government officials. Tesla and SolarCity executives held presentations meant to be “forward-looking and […]

Elon Musk Stories July 31, 2016

Will TeslaSolar continue to outsource the brain of its solar systems – the inverter – or develop in house?

Tesla had made it a goal to vertically integrate long prior to the current offer to purchase SolarCity. SolarCity took action purchasing a solar panel and solar racking company. A looming question becomes – how exactly will TeslaSolar protect itself in the solar inverter market? TeslaSolar could purchase a close technology partner like SolarEdge or design in house like it does with Tesla automobiles. With […]

Elon Musk Stories August 3, 2016

On building a Tesla Solar inverter/hub: ‘we are probably the best in the world on advanced inverter technologies’ – Elon Musk

During a Monday morning Tesla Motors conference call Elon Musk, in response to several questions regarding designing a new system wide (solar, storage & car) inverter, said – We don’t want to jump the gun on future (hardware) announcements, but we are internally betting on the merger. If it doesn’t go through, It would a bit […]

Elon Musk Stories February 29, 2016

Elon Musk is involved in 3 of MIT’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2016

Elon Musk shines in MIT Technology Review’s recently published top 10 list of technology breakthroughs of 2016. According to the MIT, the list “identifies innovations from the past year that solve difficult problems or create powerful new ways of using technology”. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is directly involved in 3 of the 10 projects […]

Elon Musk Stories June 22, 2016

The Tesla-SolarCity deal explained through some amazing quotes by Elon Musk

Since Tesla announced its offer to buy SolarCity, which is still contingent on a vote by the shareholders, Wall Street has turned on the company with analysts issuing notes claiming that there’s little to no value in the deal. Barclays analyst Brian Johnson issued a note saying that he sees “little in the way of […]

Elon Musk Stories October 1, 2016

This week’s top stories: Solar costs down 25%, Tesla Gigafactory doubles in size, Mercedes all-electric ‘EQ’, & much more

In this week’s top stories: Solar costs are down 25% in five months, Tesla Gigafactory doubles in size in our September update,  Mercedes unveils its all-electric ‘EQ’ brand, and much more.

Elon Musk Stories October 2, 2015

SolarCity will start making new 22% high efficiency solar panels this month

SolarCity announced today that it has built the most efficient rooftop solar module with 22% efficiency according to a third party tester: Renewable Energy Test Center. Until now, SunPower’s X-Series panel was considered the most efficient rooftop panel with 21.5% efficiency. SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive says that the new modules will produce between 350 to 360-watt compared […]

Elon Musk Stories October 18, 2015

Elon Musk’s quest to hire top talent – Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity are on a massive hiring spree

Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity – three companies influenced by Elon Musk – are currently on a massive hiring spree around the US. They already have a combined headcount of over 32,000 employees and the total is set to increase significantly in the coming months. We learned that Musk’s companies are holding joined private recruiting events, the […]

Elon Musk Stories May 30, 2015

Opinion: Times article on Musk’s “empire” being fueled by government subsidies is grossly one-sided [Updated]

The Times published an article over the weekend titled “Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by government subsidies”. The article is well-researched and mostly accurate, but it conveys a clear disdain for the fact that Musk’s companies are taking advantage of the government subsidies available to them. The publication compiled data from government programs and came to the […]

Elon Musk Stories June 2, 2015

Complete breakdown of the $4.9 billion in government support the LA Times claims Elon Musk’s companies are receiving

The LA Times published an article over the weekend titled “Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by government subsidies”. The publication compiled data from government programs and estimated that Tesla Motors, SolarCity and SpaceX, three companies Musk is involved in, have benefited from “$4.9 billion in government support”. Saturday, I wrote an opinion piece about how I thought the […]

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