Tesla's new home solar power roof tile product is an interesting twist on an existing technology. The tiles are certainly attractive, and come in a variety of styles designed to fit different architectural themes. The company's roll-out and press event was light on economic and cost specifics, but heavy on aesthetics and presenting a holistic "systems" approach to home solar power self-generation, storage, and consumption. See if solar makes sense for you:
The US Energy Storage Market for Residential Solar and Commercial Solar is poised to grow significantly over the next five years according to a recently published research report by GTM Research/ESA U.S. Energy Storage Monitor. Total US energy storage deployments grew 243% between 2014 to 2015; from 65 MW to 221 MW, and represents just the beginning of what is forecast to be a strong period of growth. Behind the meter storage (i.e. not a utility company) grew almost five times in the last four years (see chart).
Shares of Tesla Motors Inc., an innovative electric-car maker, began trading today on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol TSLA. At first glance, it may be surprising TSLA finished the day up some 40 percent: the Palo Atlo, California-based company has just one vehicle model currently in production; it has produced a net lost of $290.2 million since its founding in 2003; and there's no guarantee the firm will get out of the red until 2012.