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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 06:53 PM

Tesla's production problems extend to its solar roof business, too



The production problems Tesla has faced with its Model 3 have been well documented. Now, sources say the company is facing similar issues with its solar roof tile initiative. According to Reuters, former and current employees have revealed that assembly line problems, plus CEO Elon Musk's exacting aesthetic demands, has delayed production, causing tension with partner Panasonic, and rattling officials that are keen to see a return on significant state investment.

The "Solar Roof," produced at Tesla's factory in Buffalo, New York, is designed to look like and function as a regular roof while also generating energy. According to sources, technical challenges have delayed production, as has Musk's design plans. Speaking to Reuters, one source said that "Aesthetic look is the key point that Elon is not always satisfied with. That's the big issue."

Neither Tesla nor Reuters' sources have revealed current production figures for the roof tiles, but the delays are such that Panasonic -- which the initiative depends on for solar components -- has been forced to find other buyers for the parts it had built to sell to Tesla. According to a former Panasonic employee, the company has been shipping "large volumes" of its photovoltaic cells as samples to other prospective buyers, due to low demand from Tesla. Panasonic declined to comment on the issue, stating only that it "believes Tesla will use Panasonic cells when it mass-markets the Solar roof."...snip

...Tesla received massive state support for the project, including $350 million to build the factor, $275 million for equipment and $125 million for additional costs. In return, the company is require to employ 1,460 people in Buffalo and spend $5 billion in the state over a decade. Some lawmakers are concerned that the delays jeopardize Tesla's ability to hold up its end of the deal, however Tesla would face penalties of $41.2 million a year if that were to happen. In a statement, Tesla said its facility now employs 600 people, and is "on track to meet all of its commitments."...more: https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/08/teslas-production-problems-solar-roof-business/



Inside Tesla's troubled New York solar factory. NY state provided $350 million to build the factory, along with $274.7 million for equipment and $125.3 million "for additional specified scope costs,"
https://whbl.com/news/articles/2018/aug/08/inside-teslas-troubled-new-york-solar-factory/

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Aquila Aug 9 OP
cologeek Aug 9 #1
TheShoe Aug 11 #2
Aquila Aug 12 #3
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Aquila Aug 12 #5

Response to Aquila (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:57 PM

1. I wonder if there's some smart guy out there that isn't as concerned with looks over function.

Someone who might sell something similar but at a lower cost because they aren't screwing around but putting together a working design.

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 08:44 PM

2. You short $TSLA?

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Response to TheShoe (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 03:17 AM

3. This guy is



What difference do you think it makes if some poster on an obscure political web forum shorts a stock or not? Do you ask other posters if they are short if a company appears in their posts?

The emotionally stunted fraud Musk is obsessed with "shorts". Is that why you think you care whether I hold a position on TSLA?

Grow up.



That's the same clown that sent this out to the world



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Response to Aquila (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:15 AM

4. A lot of people are

How about you?

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Response to TheShoe (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:42 PM

5. Guess

then explain why it matters

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