SolarCity cooperates with banks, large corporations and the asset-backed market to create project finance funds, to finance its leasing and PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) options. Among SolarCity`s best-known financing partnerships was a $280 million fund created in June 2011 with Google to fund solar installations for private housing. The Google Fund was the largest fund of its kind in the United States and Google`s largest investment in clean energy.  SolarCity Corporation is a subsidiary of Tesla, Inc., which develops and distributes solar modules and solar roofs. The headquarters are located in Fremont, California. After the acquisition in 2016, all products and services will be sold on Tesla`s website.  The company manufactures solar components at Tesla Giga New York, a plant in Buffalo, New York, in collaboration with Panasonic. Solar installations have generally been installed by assembling solar modules on an existing roof.  In August 2016, Musk announced that Tesla would introduce a new product called Tesla Solar Roof. In the product, photovoltaic power plants and installations form a complete roof surface. He explained: “There is nothing on the roof. It`s the roof.  At the end of October 2016, different types of solar tiles (glass) were unveiled in the street set of Universal Studios on Colonial Street. The Tesla Powerwall 2 was also introduced, a home battery product that was designed to store excess electricity from the solar system or grid.
 Consumer reports compared the estimated profitability of solar roofs with traditional roofs.   March 30, 2017, The Oregonian said Que Campaign for Accountability, a consumer protection group based in D.C, and other groups have asked Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to investigate the sale practices of solar panels “designed to induce homeowners to buy or rent solar panels,” in violation of Oregon`s Illegal Business Practices Act.  According to The Oregonian, Rosenblum`s request highlighted “a company that has defied a business.” In: SolarCity, based in California. He has outstled several complaints against the Oregon solar giant that claimed to have been misled about the company`s costs, tax credits and energy savings.  Since 2006, SolarCity has lowered the minimum FICO value required of customers to obtain leasing contracts.