Powerwall

It was a bad year for Tesla solar — its worst since 2020.

Tesla’s solar installs drop, but battery business is booming

By the megawatt, solar installations are outpacing other energy sources in the U.S. this year — but you wouldn’t know it judging from Tesla’s latest reports. Once among the top…

Tesla’s solar business is tanking but energy storage is making up for it

Tesla’s latest move is a new feature for folks who’ve seriously bought into its ecosystem. Tesla drivers with home solar and a Powerwall charger now have an in-app option to…

Tesla lets owners recharge with solar

Tesla is opening up Powerwall home battery sales, nearly two years after limiting them because its supply was “too low.” Tesla announced its backup battery tech long ago, in 2015,…

Tesla has a home battery to sell you, with or without solar

Elon Musk’s plan to “operate as a giant distributed utility” is creeping toward reality. Tesla first piloted a “virtual power plant” in California, inviting Powerwall home battery owners to sell…

Tesla Powerwall customers in Texas can now sell their electricity back to the grid

At Tesla, the company’s stock price apparently isn’t the only thing that’s climbing lately. Powerwall sales are also poised to rise, now that the automaker’s big batteries are reportedly a…

Want a Tesla Solar Roof? You may need to shell out for a Powerwall first

Tesla’s mythical solar roofs may be on ice right now, but its conventional solar business is a whole ‘nother story. This afternoon, the automaker said the division notched its “strongest”…

Tesla solar sees best quarter in 4 years, but ‘semiconductor challenges’ spell trouble

Tesla broke ground on its “Megafactory,” a new production facility in California, so christened because it will produce the company’s large-scale battery system Megapack. News of the previously unannounced factory…

Tesla’s battery-manufacturing ‘Megafactory’ breaks ground in California

Elon Musk’s Tesla is looking beyond electric vehicles, solar panels and energy storage and wants to now supply electricity directly to customers, according to an application filed with Texas electricity…

Tesla wants to sell electricity in Texas

Elon Musk is testifying Monday morning in a lawsuit over Tesla’s 2016 acquisition of SolarCity, a $2.6 billion transaction that a group of shareholders allege was a “bailout” of the…

Elon Musk defends Tesla’s $2.6B acquisition of SolarCity in Delaware court

Tesla has installed its 200,000th Powerwall, the company’s home battery storage product, the company said in a tweet on Wednesday. Tesla’s CFO Zachary Kirkhorn told investors during a first-quarter earnings…

Tesla has installed 200,000 Powerwalls around the world so far

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to turn every home into a distributed power plant that would generate, store and even deliver energy back into the electricity grid, all using the…

Tesla wants to make every home a distributed power plant

Tesla is reducing the number of on-site workers at its Nevada gigafactory by 75% in response to the growing spread of COVID-19, according to an update from Storey County, where…

Tesla to reduce on-site staff at Nevada gigafactory by 75%

Tesla CEO Elon Musk forecast that the company’s energy business will eventually be the same size as — or even bigger than — its automotive sector, the latest sign that…

Elon Musk predicts Tesla energy could be ‘bigger’ than its EV business

Tesla might get into the business of mining minerals used in electric vehicle batteries if it wants to expand its product lineup and scale production, CEO Elon Musk said during…

Tesla might get into the mining business to secure minerals for electric batteries

Tesla and Panasonic have reportedly paused plans to add more battery production lines at Gigafactory 1, its massive factory outside of Reno, Nevada that is a cornerstone to the automaker’s…

Tesla, Panasonic modify expansion plans for gigafactory

While Elon Musk is preparing for this week’s launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, his other company is also preparing for a launch. Tesla has made a deal with Home…

Tesla looks to take solar mainstream with Home Depot partnership

On October 28, Tesla unveiled its new solar roof tiles. Few of us in attendance, if any, realized the solar roofing tiles were actual functional solar panels until Elon Musk…

Why Tesla’s new solar roof tiles and home battery are such a big deal