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Tesla is trying to appease some solar customers who say there has been a sudden rise in prices earlier this year, according to new documents from the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Consumer Lawyers wrote:
Further details of the program were not available on Tesla Sun’s website or the company’s website for customers and advocates on Friday afternoon. CNBC contacted Plaintiffs’ attorneys and Tesla for more details about the program. They did not respond immediately.
Desperate Tesla Solar customers this spring have sued the company after a sudden rise in prices.
The lawsuit alleges that Tesla Solar’s customers had previously signed contracts with Elon Musk’s electric vehicle and renewable energy, and were even prepared to install a solar photovoltaic in their home when they were surprised by a sudden price increase. Forward with their installers.
The price increase was not easy. Plaintiff Matthew Amans, for example, raised the solar ceiling from $ 72,000 to $ 146,000 in the original contract.
Those charges were later referred to Amans v Tesla, Inc.
Tesla raised prices for solar panels at least earlier this year, and has also made it a requirement for customers who order solar panels or roof tiles to order a powerhouse home energy storage system. Elon Musk, the company’s chief executive, later said that due to the shortage of microchips, the company would not be able to build enough power plants to meet its demand this year.
In general, the sun remains a small part of Tesla’s business. Tesla reported $ 801 million in power and storage revenue in the second quarter of 2021, $ 781 million for that segment. The company itself does not deplete revenue from the sun: the unit includes revenue from lithium-ion battery storage systems, ranging from backup batteries to bulk, utility-sized systems.
By comparison, Tesla had $ 10.2 billion in automotive sales in the first quarter.
Legal file is here.