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This undated publicity photo released by SolarCity shows Ben Kunz' house with solar panels installed on the roof in Cheshire, Conn. Kunz wanted to do “the green thing” and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of purchasing a solar system for his house, he leased one.
This undated publicity photo released by SolarCity shows Ben Kunz' house with solar panels installed on the roof in Cheshire, Conn. Kunz wanted to do “the green thing” and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of purchasing a solar system for his house, he leased one.
(Handout/AP)

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SolarCity investors hope Elon Musk can flash his magic wand

Elon Musk groupies’ SolarCity tan lacks a good base. Shares in the solar-panel leasing firm part-owned by the tech guru have almost quintupled since its stock-market debut in December, even allowing for a recent drop. But SolarCity probably won’t turn a profit till 2016 and is at best worth half its current $2.9-billion (U.S.) valuation.