Tesla's solar panel business has been hit by the supply chain crisis, causing project delays: report

Some customers are having project delays because of problems getting solar panels fromTesla.

The news website attributed the delay to supply chain issues toTesla's emails to customers.

Installation timelines may be extended due to supply chain delays. The company said in an email that the delays are outside of their control and are impacting the U.S. solar industry. The outlet which focuses on electric transportation and the green economy reported that the company does not have a firm time frame on when the delays will end.

According to a source familiar with the issue, the company doesn't expect more solar panels until next month.

The company didn't reply immediately to Insider's request for comment.

According to Eletrek, the company's solar employees received an email from the company last month.

The solar industry is facing a number of issues including soaring shipping freight rates and higher input costs. Polysilicon, a basic material in solar panel manufacturing, is in short supply due to an energy shortage in China.

In the third quarter of this year, the company's energy generation and storage business contributes just about 6 percent to the overall revenue. According to the same report, the auto business contributed 88%.
According to a transcript of an earnings call in July 2020, CEO Musk said that his company will be the same size as the car company.