Tesla commissioned Germany's largest electricity supplier E.ON to develop an energy concept for the company's new production facility, Giga Berlin.
According to Reuters, E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen announced on March 25 that both companies will work together. In this project, it makes sense for E.ON to rely on solar solutions, wind power, and other sustainable energy generation to support the green direction in the production process.
Tesla plans to build the Giga Berlin in terms of sustainability. When the company began preparing the site for the Giga Berlin, Tesla said that the new manufacturing facility should serve to create sustainable energy vehicles that use sustainable energy.
According to the automaker's website, Gigafactory 4 will use a solar roof and renewable energy to operate the factory.
"Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg will have a solar roof and aims to use renewable electricity to help Germany and Brandenburg achieve its ambitious‘ Energiewende ’objectives."
Teyssen, said that in order to achieve this goal, Tesla gave his company 18 months and he is sure that they will manage during this time.
E.ON is a German power company based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It manages one of the world's largest investor-owned utilities in the world.The company operates in over 30 countries and serves more than 33 million customers.
E.ON is one of the major public utility companies in Europe and the world's largest investor-owned energy service provider. As result of mergers, E.ON inherited the subsidiaries of VEBA, VIAG and Ruhrgas in Central and Eastern Europe. E.ON is present in most of Scandinavia.
In the meantime, we can observe the rapid progress on the Tesla site. At the moment, a lot of work has been done, which every day brings the automaker closer to the goal.
At the moment, German officials are confident that the construction of Giga Berlin will go according to plan.
According to former Brandenburg Prime Minister Matthias Platzeck, the planned Tesla factory in Grünheide will have a positive impact on other investors. “The settlement of Tesla is luck for the East,” he said.
He told Handelsblatt that at the moment the state has received many requests from potential investors, and its does not surprise him. The media is constantly talking about Giga Berlin, this can be found in newspapers, on websites and seen on TV. “Not a single marketing agency could have made advertising on a large scale like this,” he added.
Platzeck supports the construction of the factory because, “we all know that we need to do something intensively and thoroughly to leave our world in a way that is still fit for our children.”
He emphasized that in times of climate change, it is necessary to switch to renewable energy sources.
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