Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch’s son James is one of two new independent board directors at Tesla, while the EV, tech and energy storage maker confirmed that former SolarCity CTO Peter Rive is leaving the company.
In a major energy strategy upheaval, the South Australian government is providing significant funding to support energy storage projects, starting with a 100MW grid-connected battery that will be the largest in the country.
Elon Musk touts Tesla's ability to solve South Australia's power crisis in 100 days, Apple's manufacturer in Japan Ibiden to go 100% renewable, USTDA grant for feasibility study into 34MW of solar in Burkino Faso grant, India PV canal capacity reaches 24MW.
Tesla Motors and SolarCity are closer to combining their empires to form what could be the world’s largest solar and energy storage company, as the final referendum for the merger has been officially set for 17 November 2016.
In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech reports some recent industry mergers and acquisitions, dramatic UK solar job losses and an equally dramatic opportunity for job growth in the US with Tesla's new Gigafactory in Nevada.
Elon Musk has revealed the widely anticipated sequel to the ‘Master Plan’ that he wrote almost 10 years ago, that highlights a range of sustainable projects, not least the plan to put solar on every roof and a battery in every garage.
Last night, chief of Tesla and chairman of SolarCity Elon Musk put in a bid to acquire the largest residential solar installer in the US, SolarCity, which is headed by his cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive. PV Tech traces back over time for key moments that set the tone for Musk's latest grand move.