SolarCity vs. First Solar: Fierce Competition in the Solar Power Market

SolarCity vs. First Solar: Fierce Competition in the Solar Power Market

Here's a look at how two of the big players in the solar energy industry, Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) owned Solar City and First Solar, Inc. (FSLR), are stacked against each other in this intensely competitive field. The company's business model of offering to lease solar panels with no upfront costs has helped it gain a big slice of the residential solar market in the past. It now puts SolarCity in line with practices of other industry players.