Tesla is continuing work on expanding solar installations on the roof of Giga Nevada, which will help in Tesla's drive to make the factory carbon neutral. Giga Nevada was originally designed to be self-sufficient as the company intends to power the building through a combination of solar, wind, and geothermal sources.
According to satellite images, Tesla continues to actively install solar panels on the roof of the factory. Over the past five months, the company has installed several new ones, including large clusters of solar panels, which were not available at the end of October.
Tesla began construction on the Gigafactory in Nevada in June 2014. Upon completion, the company expects it to be the largest building in the world to be powered entirely by renewable energy sources. The plant is designed to be self-sufficient upon completion and will be primarily solar-powered.
Solar-generated energy will assist in the production of battery cells and other company products in Giga Nevada, where Tesla has increased its production rate since November 2018 and continues to increase it. In collaboration with Panasonic, the plant produces battery cells for Tesla's electric vehicles, energy storage systems such as Powerwall, Powerpack, and Megapack, and solar tiles for Solar Roof.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.