Posts by Dana Hull

Dana Hull covers clean technology and energy policy for the San Jose Mercury News. She often writes about electric vehicles, the smart grid, the solar industry and California energy policy, from RPS goals to Gov. Jerry Brown's big dreams for distributed generation.

  • Tesla Model S leads Consumer Reports satisfaction survey

    Tesla Model S leads Consumer Reports satisfaction survey

    Consumer Reports is out with its annual car owner satisfaction survey, and the clear winner is Tesla’s Model S sedan. The Palo Alto-based maker of all-electric vehicles earned a 98 percent […]

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  • Elon Musk: Rumors about canceling Falcon wing doors are false

    Elon Musk: Rumors about canceling Falcon wing doors are false

    Tesla Motors shares slid Wednesday on a new note from Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas, who cut his forecast for Model X deliveries from 15,000 in 2015 to 5,000. “We have […]

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  • Veterans tour Tesla’s Fremont factory

    Veterans tour Tesla’s Fremont factory

    Tesla Motors, which has been on a mission to hire America’s veterans, hosted more than 300 veterans and their families at the Fremont factory Tuesday, giving the visitors a rare […]

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  • The Ivanpah solar thermal project in California's Mojave desert. Photgraph via BrightSource's website.

    BrightSource’s China deal — with storage!

    Oakland-based BrightSource Energy, which recently pulled the plug on the last of its proposed California projects, announced Monday that it has signed a joint venture with Shanghai Electric to build […]

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  • Tesla’s stock pops after Q3 earnings

    Tesla’s stock pops after Q3 earnings

    Tesla Motors stock popped Thursday to close at $241.18, up more than 4 percent, after a third quarter earnings call that left most analysts feeling confident about demand for the […]

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  • Three things to listen for on Tesla’s 3Q earnings call

    Three things to listen for on Tesla’s 3Q earnings call

    Tesla Motors releases its third-quarter earnings Wednesday after the market close. In July, Tesla told investors it expects to be able to deliver about 7,800 Model S vehicles in the […]

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  • SunPower earnings: Solar is increasingly competitive

    SunPower earnings: Solar is increasingly competitive

    SunPower, Silicon Valley’s dominant solar panel manufacturer, reported per-share earnings of 30 cents early Wednesday on revenue of $663 million, beating analysts estimates thanks to strong demand in the United […]

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  • Musk tweet sends Tesla Motors shares higher

    Musk tweet sends Tesla Motors shares higher

    Late Monday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk sent out a tweet calling a Wall Street Journal article about sagging Tesla sales “incorrect.” Though Tesla doesn’t typically disclose sales by either […]

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  • Michigan governor signs anti-Tesla bill

    Michigan governor signs anti-Tesla bill

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the “Anti-Tesla” bill into law Tuesday, making one of the nation’s most restrictive laws governing direct auto sales even stricter. Tesla has more than 200 […]

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  • Where’s the Model X? Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas says it may be delayed, but doesn’t matter

    Where’s the Model X? Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas says it may be delayed, but doesn’t matter

    Celebrity Tesla analyst Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley thinks the electric auto maker’s Model X, which is expected to begin deliveries to customers in the second quarter of next year, […]

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