If one of the defining characteristics of a power couple is being well-connected, then SolarCity customers embracing the EV+PV (electric vehicles and solar photovoltaic) lifestyle are rubbing elbows with a very powerful pair.
Our SolarCity blog reader of the week is one James Fallon of New York, NY, who apparently read the post announcing our Best Buy partnership:
Don’t look now, but solar power in America is becoming a thing, and not just for environmental science professors. Last year solar power became the second-largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the U.S., behind only natural gas. Folks are starting to use the word “mainstream” to describe it.
We have an obvious desire to know how U.S. homeowners think about energy and other issues — we want them to go solar! — so we decided to ask them: the resulting poll, 2014 U.S. Homeowner Survey on Clean Energy , confirmed some of our impressions while also offering up some unexpected results.
What’s cleaner, cheaper and light years ahead of all its peers?
In 2014, the weather has been extreme. As the polar vortex returns for an encore in the Midwest and East Coast, California faces the extreme flip-side: a soil-cracking drought during the state’s traditional rain season.
It’s been a great year at SolarCity, and credit for that goes to our customers, partners and employees—it’s their tireless efforts that make working at SolarCity so much fun, and make the world a better place. THANK YOU.
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive (far left), and CRO and Give Power Foundation President Hayes Barnard (far right), work with the team in Nicaragua on Give Power’s maiden project. This week we’re launching the GivePower Foundation, our non-profit foundation dedicated to making clean energy affordable and accessible to those who need it most.
I grew up in Pretoria, South Africa, less than half a mile from the president’s home. In 1994, when Nelson Mandela became president and lived there for the next five years, I saw the unthinkable become a reality. For his courage, his dedication, and his compassion, Mandela is one of my greatest inspirations.
In August, Barron’s approached us and expressed interest in doing a piece on SolarCity’s business model.