Tesla to buy Solar City? Wow!

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Tesla to buy Solar City? Wow!

Post by lester12483 » Jun 22, 2016 4:46 am

It's not a bad idea if Elon Musk can get Solar City to profitability. The new wall battery Tesla is working on will go well with an array of solar panels on rooftops.

However, Investors right now seemed spooked by the buyout, but they always doubt Musk and he ends up proving them wrong. What do you guys think ?

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Re: Tesla to buy Solar City? Wow!

Post by amberwolf » Jun 22, 2016 1:41 pm

He was already chairman....

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Post by liveforphysics » Jun 22, 2016 3:48 pm

I doubt Solar City could be in better hands than Elon.

I find it humorous that a number of world governments have large groups of people and funding assigned towards the purpose of getting sane transport/energy solutions in use, and the summation of all the combined efforts is a drop in the pond compared to what a single man with some passion and vision has accomplished already in his life.

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Post by lester12483 » Jun 25, 2016 12:01 pm

Agreed.

Imagine if Musk was in charge of NASA and given a $20 billion dollar budget. We would be on Mars so fast.
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Post by Chalo » Jun 25, 2016 7:50 pm

lester12483 wrote:Agreed.

Imagine if Musk was in charge of NASA and given a $20 billion dollar budget. We would be in Mars so fast.
Are you forgetting how many rockets SpaceX blew up getting to their modest level of technical success? Including, in some cases, other people's expensive payloads.
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Post by amberwolf » Jun 25, 2016 7:56 pm

he did say "in Mars", not "on".... :lol:

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Post by Chalo » Jun 27, 2016 3:56 pm

Zuck is not a visionary. He did a half-assed and totally unscrupulous implementation of something was already happening with or without him. If MySpace hadn't been as dumb, mercenary, and backwards as it was, Facebook would be out in the weeds somewhere or else bought up by another player. As it is, it looks like the social networking market settled for second worst.

Musk may not be a good guy, or technically capable of doing anything at all without hiring smarter people to do it for him, but he does have vision. I'll grant him that.
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Post by lester12483 » Jun 28, 2016 7:24 am

JFK had vision too and we went to the moon. Give Musk some $$$ and resources and we will be on Mars too
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