First off! The U.S. solar market continued its years-long expansion. In second quarter of 2017, the industry installed 2,387 megawatts (MW) of solar panels. This quarter tops Q1’s total. it represents an 8 percent year-over-year gain. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported in U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.
Today, it means developing high-efficiency solar panels. High efficiency means you capture more electrons easier! I mean Tesla’s mission has been to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Just like we talk about here. So that we can have a better future.
Ah, now you’re starting to connect the dots of all this battery, energy storage, Solar and Car connection. They are all interconnected. A joint Tesla and SolarCity will be able to offer customers better and more affordable ways to drive clean cars, use battery packs to consume energy more efficiently, and make use of solar energy.
Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles and renewable energy generation and storage. At the heart of these products are batteries.
In conclusion, and as I wrote earlier in the year, Speaking to the National Governors Association summer conference in Rhode Island last week, Elon Musk gave the state politicos their money’s worth. He told them that it would be possible to supply every electron needed to keep America humming by covering just 100 square miles with solar panels.
“If you wanted to power the entire U.S. with solar panels, it would take a small corner of Nevada or Texas or Utah. You only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States.”
As Teslarati reported, Tesla shed light on its manufacturing strategy, announcing for the first time locating Gigafactory 2 as the recently acquired SolarCity plant in Buffalo, New York. The company announced in December an agreement made with Panasonic that would allow both companies to begin manufacturing photovoltaic cells, and modules for Tesla’s Solar Roof and traditional solar panels, at the facility. Tesla is to launch the Solar Roof product in the second half of 2017. USA.
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This news broke from Associated Press, and reaffirmed by a statement by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Details limited and it seems that so far this is only test production, as Tesla Chief Technology Officer J B Straubel told the Associated Press that ramp-of Tesla’s Solar Roof modules will begin “in a real way” by the end of 2017.
Panasonic has started making its high-efficiency HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) solar cells at Gigafactory 2 in RiverBend, Buffalo, New York State but real modules like these not in production until 2019.
Furthermore, as we have talked about throughout my series of Panasonic USA stories, “Adding newly minted Tesla Solar production to the Gigafactory model means Tesla will be producing all three of its core product families – Motors, Energy and Solar – in a single factory footprint.
As MIT Technology Review posted: In an industrial park near the shore of Lake Erie, hard by the Buffalo River, the future of the solar power industry is under construction. SolarCity’s sprawling Buffalo factory, built and paid for by the state of New York, is nearing completion and will soon begin producing some of the most efficient solar panels available commercially. Capable of making 10,000 solar panels a day, or one gigawatt of solar capacity a year, it will be the largest solar manufacturing plant in North America and one of the biggest in the world.
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