Why Did Elon Musk and SolarCity Decide to Make Their Own Solar PV Modules

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This purchase takes the company from an installation and finance company to a total solar supply chain company

Solar PV Modules ( Solar Thermal Magazine ) – Silevo is a manufacturer of solar pv modules that was recently purchased by SolarCity. This is a bit if deviation in the business strategy of Elon Musk when it comes to SolarCity in that up until this point the company purchased solar modules from many different suppliers. 

Why Did Elon Musk and SolarCity Decide to Make Their Own Solar PV Modules

This purchase takes the company from an installation and finance company to a total solar supply chain company. Here are some thoughts from industry insiders on what this means and why Elon changed the direction of the company.

 

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