Elon Musk Looks To Buy Largest Rooftop Solar Installer In Arizona

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 3:12pm
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Arizona earns one of the top spots in rooftop solar energy because of its sunny skies and incentives offered by utility companies.

Electric car maker Tesla, the brainchild of entrepreneur Elon Musk, wants to buy solar panel maker SolarCity for up to 2.8 billion dollars. Musk is already SolarCity’s chairman.

Ryan Randazzo covers energy and utilities for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. He explains the bid and what it could mean for the largest rooftop solar company in the state.