GO BIG OR GO HOME

Telsa is building a massive battery plant…a “gigaplant”…outside of Reno, NV in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. Upon completion, it will be the largest building in the world.  It will have a 5.8M square foot footprint. With three interior levels, the entire plant will be nearly 15M square feet of space.

Tesla Gigafactory

Here is an interesting tidbit for you:  The factory will supply all of its energy needs with solar panels on the roof and tapping into the natural geothermal and wind energy in the area. The plant will likely generate enough power to return some to the grid.

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NEVADA VS TEXAS

Tesla Motors is gearing up to build a multi-billion dollar battery plant. Four states, Nevada, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, are in the running for the mega-plant…make that giga-plant…seems folks think mega is not big enough for this puppy. It is going to be huge.

Industry experts have narrowed the likely choices to San Antonio, TX and Reno, NV. Tesla is not expected to make a final decision until the end of the year, however, they will start breaking ground in at least two, possibly three, locations. It is unusual to break ground before a decision is made, but Tesla is not your usual automobile.

Our vote…RENO! Of course!