Tesla Giga Nevada Solar System Expansion Continues

by Eva Fox October 15, 2020

Tesla Giga Nevada Solar System Expansion Continues

Tesla continues to expand solar installations on the roof of Giga Nevada. The factory was originally designed to be completely energy independent, as the company intends to power the structure through a combination of local solar, wind, and geothermal sources.

According to satellite images, Tesla continues to install solar panels on the roof of the factory. Tesmanian previously reported that new clusters of solar panels were spotted on October 4, which weren’t present as of September 24.

Despite these recently added panels, Tesla’s installation of solar panels is still actively continuing. @teslaownersSV/Twitter shared a few photos showing that over the past 10 days, the company has installed several new solar panel clusters.

Satellite images confirm that the company has made significant progress in just the last week and a half.

Tesla began building Gigafactory outside Sparks, Nevada, in June 2014. Upon completion, Tesla expects it to be the largest building in the world—and—fully powered by renewable energy sources. The factory is designed to be self-sufficient when complete, and will primarily run on solar energy.

The solar panels will assist in the production of battery cells and electric vehicles at Giga Nevada, where Tesla has ramped up production rates since November 2018. The factory produces battery cells for Model 3, as well as energy storage systems like the Powerwall, Powerpack, and Megapack.


Gigafactory 1 will become one of the greenest buildings in the world with solar panels. It looks like the factory may soon have solar panels on the roof, similar to the assembly plant in Tilburg in the Netherlands, which generates enough electricity to meet the plant's needs for most of the year.

H/T @Depth64/Twitter

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