Comments on: Tesla makes best of perplexing SolarCity deal http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/08/01/tesla-makes-best-of-perplexing-solarcity-deal/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Bob9999 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/08/01/tesla-makes-best-of-perplexing-solarcity-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-19475 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:48:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=37356#comment-19475 Isn’t the deal explained by the fact that Tesla’s battery plant needs to get to 4 times Tesla’s current battery consumption in order to operate at maximum efficiency?

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By: BandGap http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/08/01/tesla-makes-best-of-perplexing-solarcity-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-19474 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:19:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=37356#comment-19474 It doesn’t seem to hard to figure out to me. SolarCity is on of the country’s largest Photovoltaic Installers and next year will start producing their own PV modules. Tesla is about to start producing huge numbers of batteries. Due to the falling prices of both PV installations and batteries, advances in PV inverter technology, utility push back against net metering in many markets, and Hawaii no longer allowing any new grid backfeed of solar, PV plus battery storage system installations are going to expand rapidly. Tesla buying SolarCity will effectively turn much of its battery wholesale sales to retail sails, raising the value of much of their future battery sales by 20 to 30%.

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