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Tesla Ending Home Depot Partnership at Year-End

Tesla will cease selling its solar products at Home Depot by the end of the year, ending a brief retail partnership.

Tesla began selling solar panels and batteries in Home Depot early this year, planning to create dedicated space for the products in 800 of the home improvement stores, Bloomberg reported Feb. 1.

The electric car manufacturer announced that it was pulling out of Home Depot stores at the same time as it is cutting jobs and undergoing a company wide reorganization, according to a recent article from Bloomberg.

The company had put employees in various Home Depot stores to explain the manufacturer’s solar products, but many of its home improvement store workers  “will be offered the opportunity to move over to Tesla’s retail locations,” Bloomberg says.

A Home Depot spokesman tells Bloomberg that the home improvement retailer still “plans to continue offering solar options to our customers.”

About Kate Klein

Kate is profiles editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and industry events and writes about retailers' unique contributions to the independent home improvement sector. She graduated from Cedarville University in her home state of Ohio, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and minored in creative writing. She loves being an aunt, teaching writing to kids, running, reading, farm living and, as Walt Whitman says, traveling the open road, “healthy, free, the world before me.”

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