SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY.DL) recently reported very disappointing results for the fourth quarter of 2012. Installations are growing but the company's operating costs are out of control. With more and more competition in the leasing business, is the company in trouble? 

Motley Fool contributor Travis Hoium gives his take on SolarCity and looks at how investors should interpret the weak numbers. 


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