Monday, May 09, 2016

Inside the Gigafactory That Will Decide Tesla’s Fate

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"The completed structure will have a footprint of 5.8 million square feet, roughly the size of 100 football fields. Inside, however, will be at least twice as much floor space because some sections will stand four stories tall. Tesla has also purchased land around the site for potential expansion. Eventually the entire roof will be filled with fixed-tilt solar panels.

Tesla says that the Gigafactory is designed to reduce battery costs by at least 30 percent, with capacity to produce 35 gigawatt-hours of battery cells and 50 gigawatt-hours of battery packs per year. (“Giga” is a unit of measurement that represents billions: 1 GWh is the equivalent of consuming, or generating, 1 billion watts for one hour.)"
Inside the Gigafactory That Will Decide Tesla’s Fate
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