Tesla Motors announced on its blog of new partnership with Panasonic to collaborate in the production of solar panels on its large plant in Bufallo, New York which is scheduled to open next year . The agreement is pending approval of some shareholders of SolarCity, which was recently acquired by Elon Musk company.
According to the statement, developed solar energy systems are perfectly matched to Powerwall and Powertrack energy storage products developed by Tesla. The union with SolarCity also help in the case, facilitating installation and sales process, providing an “integrated sustainable energy solution for residential, commercial and grid scale.”
It is expected that the production of these cells already start next year in Bufallo factory. In his blog, Tesla, including reports that will establish a long-term purchase commitment to the cells from Panasonic. The partnership also includes the manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles.
The co-founder and chief technology officer of Tesla, JB Strabel talked more about the partnership: “We are excited to expand our partnership with Panasonic as they move toward a merger of Tesla and SolarCity By working together on technology, we will be. able to accelerate the production of high efficiency, extremely entrusted in solar cells and modules at its best cost. “
Also in the statement, Elon Musk company spoke about the importance of the agreement for the creation of integrated power products for business, home and utilities and “to the mission of Tesla toward a sustainable future.”