Tesla Reports Optimistic Outlook with Record Revenue and Orders

Tesla reported Q4 earnings after the market close Wednesday of $1.19 earnings per share beating the consensus of $1.13 per share. Revenue rose to $24.32 billion ahead of the consensus $24.16 billion. $TSLA shares rose more than 9% after CEO Elon Musk said the company might be able to produce 2 million cars this year. The Tesla company acknowledged that average sales prices have “generally been on a downward trajectory for many years,” and said “affordability” would be necessary for … Continue reading “Tesla Reports Optimistic Outlook with Record Revenue and Orders”

Tesla Revenues Miss, Margins Decline on Strong US Dollar on Production and Delivery Bottlenecks

Tesla reported Q3 earnings after the market close Wednesday of $1.05 earnings per share beating the consensus of $0.99. Revenue rose to $21.5 billion but missed analysts’ projections of $21.96 billion. $TSLA cited the higher US dollar and higher costs related to a slower-than-expected ramp up in output at the new factories in Austin and Berlin. Additionally, there was difficulties shipping vehicles. Tesla expects to begin delivering the new Semi Truck in December. Tesla shares fell after hours to $214.83 −$7.21 or … Continue reading “Tesla Revenues Miss, Margins Decline on Strong US Dollar on Production and Delivery Bottlenecks”

Tesla Earnings Beat but Margins Decline, sold $936 Million Bitcoin to Raise Cash

Tesla reported Q2 earnings after the market close Wednesday. $TSLA beat by $0.46 and reported revenues in-line and reaffirmed the expectation to achieve 50% average annual growth in vehicle deliveries over a multi-year horizon. The company posted its first sequential decline in quarterly profit in more than a year impacted by an extended shutdown at its Shanghai assembly plant. Tesla also announced they sold 75% of its digital holdings of Bitcoin when freed up around $1 billion in cash. CEO … Continue reading “Tesla Earnings Beat but Margins Decline, sold $936 Million Bitcoin to Raise Cash”

Renewables Sources Make Up 13% of Global Power Generation in 2021

The power generation blend in 2021 shows coal is still the dominant source with 36%, natural gas has increased to almost 23%. Every other major generation source of the mid-1980s has lost relative share and not all to gas. Renewable power is the other big improver, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and small hydropower has grown from 0.8% of the world’s electricity mix to 13%. Renewables had just 0.8% market share globally in 1985. In 1985, coal-fired power was 38% of global electricity … Continue reading “Renewables Sources Make Up 13% of Global Power Generation in 2021”

Wind and Solar Generate More Energy Than Nuclear Power

With the global energy crisis which has Europe on the ropes with record power prices decimating Germany there is a revival of nuclear energy chatter. Nuclear generation increased over 4% in 2001, the biggest increase since 2004 with Chinese fleet additions the driver.  In 2020, all renewable power generation surpassed all nuclear generation. In 2021, wind and solar surpassed 10% of global generation by themselves overtaking overtook nuclear in annual generation. Since 1985 renewable power (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and … Continue reading “Wind and Solar Generate More Energy Than Nuclear Power”

China Overtakes Europe as World’s Biggest Renewable Electricity Generator

China’s transition into a major economy has been relentless and with that its energy consumption. While China is the largest user of natural gas and coal it has also evolved to become the world’s largest renewable energy generator. In 2016 China surpassed the US and reached close to 60% of Europe’s total renewable generation. In 2021 China overtook Europe, adding almost 290 terawatt-hours of total renewable electricity generation in one year. Last year, Japan and India generated a combined 302 terawatt-hours.  … Continue reading “China Overtakes Europe as World’s Biggest Renewable Electricity Generator”

Tesla Second Quarter Sales Hit by Dogged Supply Chain Issues and Pandemic Restrictions in China Drop 18% from March

CEO Elon Musk had forewarned investors of the issues Tesla has been facing in China with supply chain issues and pandemic restrictions hampering production of its electric vehicles. It comes as no surprise $TSLA’s sales from April through June fell to their lowest quarterly level since last fall. Musk just last week described new factories in Austin and Berlin as “money furnaces” that were losing billions of dollars because supply chain breakdowns were limiting the number of cars they can produce. On Saturday … Continue reading “Tesla Second Quarter Sales Hit by Dogged Supply Chain Issues and Pandemic Restrictions in China Drop 18% from March”

Tesla Delivers Record Earnings Despite Global Supply Chain Headwinds

Tesla reported record Q1 earnings after the market close Wednesday. The takeaway was $TSLA with the foresight of tying up key commodities such as nickel, rare earths and lithium earlier got them ahead of the inflation curve. This made the company able to relentlessly focus on manufacturing. From that gross automotive margin were 30.5%, up from 28.4% over the previous quarter. Even excluding credit sales, operating profit was a record and much better than Wall Street expected. What excited the … Continue reading “Tesla Delivers Record Earnings Despite Global Supply Chain Headwinds”

Solar Generation To Rise To 20% From 3% of U.S. electricity By 2050 EIA Forecasts

The EIA nade a series of forecasts for the likely share of solar power for US electricity over the next thirty years. In 2020 solar power accounted for 3% of U.S. electricity generation from all sources. The agency forecasts that solar will account for 20% of U.S. electricity generation in 2050. EIA US Solar Power Projections Solar power accounted for 3% Solar will account for 4% in 2021 5% in 2022. 14% in 2035 20% in 2050 via EIA Electric Power … Continue reading “Solar Generation To Rise To 20% From 3% of U.S. electricity By 2050 EIA Forecasts”

German Solar Electric Vehicle Disruptor Sono Group IPO Debut

Germany-based Sono Group NV $SEV raised $150 million at a $1.1 billion market cap. The company is developing what it believes is disruptive solar technology, as well as a solar and battery powered vehicle. Sono Motors is developing the solar electric vehicle (SEV) for the masses, the Sion. It has reached more than 16,000 reservations with advance payments for the Sion, the solar electric vehicle (SEV) for the masses, German disruptive solar technology company Sono Group (SEV) Sono Group N.V. (parent company to … Continue reading “German Solar Electric Vehicle Disruptor Sono Group IPO Debut”