On top of Tesla's gigafactory, Tesla Motors signs a lease deal for a 500,000 square foot building, that was a former Solyndra site.

Tesla Gigafactory Current Progress.

Tesla Gigafactory Current Progress.

What is it for? A Tesla spokeswoman stated:

“901 Page, located conveniently down the road from the Tesla Factory, gives us the space to expand our manufacturing and build more engineering labs as we build up production.”

The building is right down the road from the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.

Economic development manager for Fremont, Christina Briggs, adds:

“The absorption of 901 Page would not only mean normalization of the city’s vacancy rates, but also reaffirms Fremont’s strength in the region for advanced manufacturing with all the former Solyndra facilities now transitioned to other Silicon Valley advanced industry heavyweights.” 

No one is 100% sure on how much the lease is or on how many employees will work there, though we do know that the building comes with 325,000 square feet of space for manufacturing, supply & dispatching. The other 182,000 square feet will be for offices, labs, cafeteria, etc.

Source: Business Journal, Forbes