Building Permits Show Tesla Gigafactory To Expand

MAY 5 2017 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 7

Tesla Gigafactory (January 2017) – The Gigafactory has expanded considerably since January (refer to cover image for the most up-to-date view), and now will add another section

Tesla will, yet again, add another substantial new section to its Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada.

According to BuildZoom, building permits first discovered by Teslarati show that Gigafactory 1 will soon add a Section G. The permits were recently filed by Elon Musk and company and issued on April 13, 2017. The permits specify new construction of a $28 million expansion next to the current main structure (and likely attached).

Tesla Gigafactory (July 2016) – Notice the monumental difference in just six and nine months (refer to other photos above)

Thus far, there have been 194 building permits filed over the course of about three years. Of these, 167 have monetary valuations totaling a whopping $1,112,535,506. Expect these announcements to continue over the next several years, since Tesla has announced that the structure is only about 30 percent complete. A company spokesperson explained:

“Already, the current structure has a footprint of 1.9 million square feet, which houses 4.9 million square feet of operational space across several floors.We are still less than 30 percent done. Once complete, we expect the Gigafactory to be the biggest building in the world.” (via Teslarati)

Throughout the months of March and April, the Storey County Community Development issued 26 new permits for the Silicon Valley automaker. The most recent permit, priced at a half-million dollars, is designated as “m3 dispense cell.” Model 3 related?

Tesla will be revealing more Gigafactory-related details later in the year. Also, information and potential locations for subsequent Gigafactories (2, 3, 4, and perhaps 5) is expected to be released prior to the close of the year.

Sources: Buildzoom, via Teslarati

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Still waiting to see you he first solar panel on that roof

“Also, information and potential locations for subsequent Gigafactories (2, 3, 4, and perhaps 5 is expected to be released prior to the close of the year).”
More like 3,4,5 and perhaps 6, as the Gigafactory 2 is the Buffalo solar panels factory).

Plus, the close parenthesis is misplaced. It should read,

“Also, information and potential locations for subsequent Gigafactories (2, 3, 4, and perhaps 5) is expected to be released prior to the close of the year.”

LOL.

“Expect these announcements to continue to over the next several years, because Tesla has announced that the structure is only about 30 percent complete.”

Yes, this is old news.

I believe they have started manufacturing already. But what is the source of electricity. Are they buying from outside in the absence of solar panels.

Only after Model-3 goes on sale, they will get some revenue.

Even with solar panels, it would need a grid connection, since the roof is not large enough to cover all needs (not by a long shot).

The already get revenue from the Gigafactory from Powerpacks and Powerwalls.

They also plan to have wind turbines in the nearby hilly land.