SolarCity to pay $29.5m to settle US Government allegations

SolarCity has agreed to pay $29.5 million (£22m) to settle allegations it violated a claims act to generate more money through a US-based solar deployment programme. The Department of Justice said there was no determination of liability as part of the settlement with the company, now owned by Tesla Motors. SolarCity has also agreed to […]

Panasonic and Tesla plan electric car battery factory

Japanese electric goods giant Panasonic is to build an electric car battery factory in the United States with Tesla Motors. Yesterday they signed an agreement on the Gigafactory which will manufacture cylindrical lithium-ion cells. By 2020 a planned workforce of 6,500 people could be churning out 35GWh worth of cells and 50GWh of packs each year. […]