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Home Depot to Sell Tesla Solar Panels, Batteries

Home Depot to Sell Tesla Solar Panels, Batteries

The Home Depot will sell Tesla solar panels and batteries in dedicated spaces in 800 retail locations, Bloomberg reports.

The installations of the retail spaces are already underway and will be completed within the first half of the year, the article says.

According to Bloomberg, Tesla employees will staff the areas and will demonstrate the company’s solar panels and batteries, called Powerwalls. The displays will be 12 feet tall and 7 feet wide, according to the article.

Home Depot previously sold products by SolarCity Corp., which Tesla acquired in 2016, Bloomberg reports. The big-box company no longer sells the brand.

In addition to having a history in selling solar products, Home Depot has also made investments in renewable energy solutions for its stores. The company converted 50 store rooftops into mini solar farms last year as part of a power purchase agreement with Tesla and General Electric subsidiary Current in five states and the District of Columbia. Home Depot also invested in a Texas windfarm to offset its energy usage in the state.

According to Bloomberg, Lowe’s is also in talks with Tesla to sell the company’s residential products.

Recently, the Trump administration imposed tariffs on imports of solar panels and parts to build them in an effort to help American manufacturers.

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Melanie Moul
Melanie is the features editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She studied professional writing and sociology at York College of Pennsylvania and then worked in central Pennsylvania for several years as a barista and an editor. She returned to the Hoosier State in late 2016 to join the NRHA team. She enjoys cooking and sharing the results with her husband, dog and cat.