Tesla CEO Elon Musk is
courting trouble again with the US Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC) over his controversial Twitter activities, this time revealing
Tesla's solar production numbers on the micro-blogging platform.
to a follower, Musk tweeted he was hoping the company would manufacture
about 1,000 solar roofs a week by the end of the year.
"How's solar roof tile progress going? You were working on a new version (V3?) of that, right?" asked the user.
Musk replied: "Spooling up production line rapidly. Hoping to manufacture 1000 solar roofs/week by end of this year".
The tweet may have violated the settlement that Musk reached with the SEC in April this year.
to the settlement reached between the two parties, all tweets from Musk
about Tesla's financial health, sales or delivery numbers would have to
be pre-approved by a company lawyer.
According to a report in
Forbes late Wednesday, neither Tesla nor Musk previously issued a
projection for how many roofs the company will produce by the end of
Musk and the SEC reached the settlement agreement over
the 'funding secured' debacle, which originally prompted the SEC to
attempt to install oversight over Musk's tweets.
In February, the SEC asked to hold Musk in contempt of court for allegedly violating a previous public disclosure settlement.
and SolarCity have developed a Solar Roof system that integrates the
solar cells and modules inside the structure of the roof rather than
just panels on a roof.
Musk first unveiled prototypes of Tesla's Solar Roof tiles in 2016.
Roof integrates with the Powerwall home battery, allowing users to use
solar energy whenever they choose and providing uninterrupted
electricity during grid outages.