Oregon claws back $13 million from Tesla over inflated solar credits, report says

An array of solar panels, located near McMinnville, Oregon. 










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An array of solar panels, located near McMinnville, Oregon. 

The state of Oregon has recovered $13 million it paid to Tesla for solar power projects, after an investigation concluded the company inflated prices to qualify for higher tax credits, said a report in the Oregonian/OregonLive on Thursday.

Elon Musk chaired SolarCity and the company counted some of his close relatives as top executives.

Shortly before the acquisition, Musk demonstrated a new kind of glass roof tile Tesla was developing that would be able power a home with solar energy. But in the last two years, very few of these “solar roofs” have been installed.

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