This article was posted by CrystalWind.ca

A+ A A-

Gigafactory to be biggest building on Earth? Tesla buys additional 1,200 acres, could make it twice as big as original plans

tesla_gigafactory_01

Tesla Gigafactory construction April 2015 Screen capture Youtube

More batteries needed for home and utility storage?

Tesla's Gigafactory, which is currently under construction in Nevada, is truly deserving of its giga prefix. The goal is to make as much battery pack capacity in that single factory in 2020 (50 gigawatt-hour, enough for 500,000 EVs per year) as the whole world was making last year. The original plan called for a 10 million square-foot building, but made in a modular way so that once the first part is done, it can be operated as a pilot plant while the rest is finished and ramps up.

Well, apparently 10 million sq-ft isn't giga enough for Elon Musk. This is not confirmed from the company yet, but at a presentation about the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, Dean Haymore, from Story County Commission, said that Tesla Motors has purchased an extra 1,200 acres next to the Gigafcatory, and is looking to purchase another 350 on top of that. During Haymore's presentation, he said that the original factory was supposed to be 4 "blocks" (modular parts), and the company is now intending to build 7, for a new factory size of 24 million square-foot (not quite clear how the math works out, but maybe some modules are bigger than others. If they were all the same size, going from 4 to 7 would bring the total to 17.5 million sq-ft).

You can see Haymore's presentation here:

If the Gigafactory truly ends up being 24 million square-foot, that would make it the biggest building in the world (based on footprint) according to Wikipedia. Note that the Tesla Factory in California is currently #2 on that list.

tesla_gigafactory_02

© Tesla

While this isn't official yet, it isn't that far fetched, since Musk mentioned the possibility of adding capacity during the company's last quarterly call. Chances are that a lot of the extra capacity would go to Tesla Energy, helping accelerate the grid's transition to renewable energy by finally solving the storage problem.

tesla_battery

Tesla/Screen capture

The photo at the top of this article comes from the video below, which was shot at 4K resolution by a flying drone with Tesla's permission. It shows the state of the Gigafactory in late April. Here's what the author writes: "This video was filmed with direct permission from Tesla Motors. Arrangements were made directly with Elon Musk and Tesla Security. Permission has also been given for me to upload it to my page. BE SURE TO CHANGE SETTINGS TO 4k!! Multirotor used: Tarot 680 Pro Hex with a GoPro Hero4 Black"

Enjoy the flyover:

Here are some photos from February:

tesla_nevada_factory

Photo Credit: Bob Tregilus

tesla_nevada_gigafactory

Photo Credit: Bob Tregilus


Article Written by: Michael Graham Richard (@Michael_GR)

www.treehugger.com Article Source Here

 

Pin It

CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
Please support us with a small gift of $11.11 or $22.22 or $33.33. 

or
Please buy us a coffee!
Thank you!
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."
© 2008-2022 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.

Featured Writers

Featured This Month

Page:

Sun in Aquarius

Sun in Aquarius

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Aquarius The ruler of Aquarius ... Read more

How to Make a Brigid's Cross

How to Make a Brigid's Cross

The Brigid's Cross is a traditional craft made at Imbolc and Candlemas by Pa... Read more

Brigid, Celtic Goddess of Fire

Brigid, Celtic Goddess of Fire

Image From the Crystal Wind Oracle App Available on IOS, Android and Am... Read more

Imbolc

Imbolc

Imbolc Ritual Celebrated February 2 Imbolc is also known as Candlemas, Imbo... Read more

Birth Totem - Otter

Birth Totem - Otter

Birth Totem Otter Birth dates: January 20 - February 18 Birth Totem: Otter... Read more

Aquarius

Aquarius

AQUARIUS Jan 20 - Feb 18 Spirit: To spread philosophical thought Ego: Aes... Read more

Aquarius Mythology

Aquarius Mythology

The Aquarius Myth The Aquarius myth follows the story of Ganymede, a young ... Read more

The Rowan Tree - January 21 - February 17

The Rowan Tree - January 21 - February 17

The Fire Festival Of Brigantia Celtic Symbol : The Green Dragon Zodiac Deg... Read more

Amethyst: A Stone for the Age of Aquarius

Amethyst: A Stone for the Age of Aquarius

Amethyst has long been thought of as a "stone of spirituality and contentmen... Read more

Imbolc Customs

Imbolc Customs

Imbolc, (pronounced im-bolk) or Candlemass, Imbolg, Bride's Day, Oimelc, and... Read more

Rest & Cleansing Moon

Rest & Cleansing Moon

Otter – Quaking Aspen – Silver January 20 to February 18 The Rest and Clea... Read more

Imbolc Lore

Imbolc Lore

Imbolc (pronounced "IM-bulk", "IM mol'g" or "EM-bowl/k") is one of the Great... Read more

Amethyst

Amethyst

The Stone of Mastering Change Amethyst is primarily a stone of the mind; i... Read more

Imbolc - The Feast of Brighid

Imbolc - The Feast of Brighid

Image source: The Crystal Wind Oracle Myth & Magic Card Deck.Get it here... Read more

Imbolc and the Promise of Spring

Imbolc and the Promise of Spring

Winter’s medicine is about rest, recovery, and withdrawing inside ourselves.... Read more

© 2008-2023 CrystalWind.ca. All rights reserved. Site Creation by CrystalWind.ca.
Web Hosting by Knownhost.com

X

Right Click

No right click