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How Tesla and Vivint are taking different paths to the ‘one stop shop’ destination

10 Oct 2017, 16:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
How Tesla and Vivint are taking different paths to the ‘one stop shop’ destination

What does it mean to be all things to all people? Does it overstretch resources to breaking point, or does it give you a chance to cast a wider net and capture market share? Vivint Solar recently joined Tesla in a race to offer whole packages including solar, storage, EV charging and other components to US customers. We talked to GTM Research's Brett Simon on some of the dynamics of those parallel strategies.

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Investment masterclass Q&A: Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners - Part II

Investment masterclass Q&A: Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners - Part II

6 Jul 2017, 10:39
• By Andy Colthorpe

Welcome to Part 2 of our in-depth talk with Nancy Pfund, managing partner at DBL Partners, a venture capital firm specialising in companies and start-ups that offer both rewarding financial returns and positive social impacts. As well as being one of the earliest backers to Tesla and SolarCity, to utility-scale solar tracker company NEXTracker to Off-Grid Electric, which deploys solar in rural Africa; to others in energy storage like Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Primus Power, Pfund is extremely well-placed to offer a quick Q&A ‘masterclass’ in energy storage investing.

DBL: 2016 was ‘seminal year’ for energy storage

DBL: 2016 was ‘seminal year’ for energy storage

15 Feb 2017, 11:39

Last year was a “seminal year” for energy storage, where the technology moved from “dream to reality”, according to impact investor Nancy Pfund, one of the earliest backers to Tesla and SolarCity.

Merged Tesla-SolarCity could be ‘Uber’ of energy

Merged Tesla-SolarCity could be ‘Uber’ of energy

2 Nov 2016, 12:44

Tesla-SolarCity could become an energy equivalent to an Uber or AirBnB, with a merger between the two creating “an integrated sustainable energy company, which does not own any centralised generation assets”, one expert has commented.

Tesla returns to profit in Q3

Tesla returns to profit in Q3

27 Oct 2016, 11:59

EV manufacturer and battery specialist Tesla Motors has reported strong results with a return to profit in Q3 this year and expectations of this positive performance to continue into Q4.

Interviews
GTM on Tesla’s big-money SolarCity buy: Vetoes, benefits and the role of Silevo

GTM on Tesla’s big-money SolarCity buy: Vetoes, benefits and the role of Silevo

3 Aug 2016, 16:19
• By James Blackman

Tesla Motors’ US$2.6 billion all-stock offer for SolarCity this week raised questions, as both firms’ share prices slumped on the announcement, and markets reflected a sense of both awe and unease at the proposed deal. GTM Research director of energy storage Ravi Manghani considers these questions, through the prism of Tesla chief Elon Musk’s self-titled ‘master plan, part deux’.

Elon Musk’s ‘Master Plan, Part Deux’

Elon Musk’s ‘Master Plan, Part Deux’

21 Jul 2016, 10:02

Elon Musk has revealed the widely anticipated sequel to the ‘Master Plan’ that he wrote almost 10 years ago, where he finally pieces together the missing pieces of the energy puzzle; uniting batteries and electric cars with solar power.

Tesla makes offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla makes offer to buy SolarCity

22 Jun 2016, 11:11

Tesla has made an offer to acquire SolarCity in stock swap deal that would give SolarCity shareholders a premium of 21-30%.

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Inside the Gigafactory: Tesla’s big plan

Inside the Gigafactory: Tesla’s big plan

14 Oct 2014, 11:10
• By Andy Colthorpe

Tesla’s much talked about Gigafactory should be up and running in 2017. PV Tech Storage spoke to analyst Dean Frankel of Lux Research about some of the details and talking points of the EV maker’s ambitious plan to hit ‘500,000 battery packs by 2020’.