Tesla’s recent acquisition of Solar City mean the automaker’s retail stores are about to get a makeover.
Tesla is perhaps best known for its electric cars, but the company has another prominent business as well.
Its Tesla Energy division markets stationary lithium-ion battery packs for energy storage.
Energy-storage systems can increase the utility of home solar arrays, meaning Tesla Energy will likely become more important now that Tesla is set to acquire SolarCity.
The acquisition of SolarCity—which, like Tesla, is controlled by Elon Musk—was approved by Tesla shareholders last week.
Tesla’s retail stores may soon get an update to reflect the newfound prominence of energy storage.