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The Tesla “Gigafactory 1” Event Held for Investors Reveals Tesla’s Long Term Plans for Renewable Energy

The Tesla “Gigafactory 1” (GF1) event for investors was held on January 4, 2017, at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, Nevada. The purpose of the event was to give the investors an insight into the workings of the plant and see for themselves where their investments were heading towards.

This was not the first GF1 event for investors by Tesla and their expectations were that it would be a lot more interesting and informative for investors than the one held back in July 2016.

The Gigafactory 1 (GF) is a lithium-ion battery production facility, currently under construction is primarily intended for the Tesla Motors manufacturing units.

Ever since its impressive opening on July 29, 2016, Tesla has claimed that it will focus on the use of renewable energy, primarily a solar array with promises of the largest solar rooftop array in the world, at least seven times bigger than any existing rooftop facility anywhere.

The use of fossil fuel has no place in their plans – a strict No- No. It’s Tesla’s dedication to modernizing the world while protecting the environment at the same time.

As more information is being released to the public after the conclusion of the January 4 GF1 event, they have confirmed that they will employ a combination of a solar rooftop assembly and also ground level solar installations.

The solar rooftop array, as claimed by Tesla, will be a 70 MW facility, the largest in the world by a wide margin – the largest such array is in India with an 11.5 MW capacity and the second largest in the world is the Whirlpool Corporation Regional Distribution Center in Perris, California, with a 10 MW limit – both will be dwarfed in comparison to the Goliath rooftop array under construction by Tesla in Nevada.

The hand out of the GF1 event of January 4, the company says:

All-electric allows for greater efficiency in the factory itself along with zero carbon emissions. A large portion of building heating is provided by waste heat recovered from production processes. Gigafactory’s closed-loop water supply system uses six different treatment systems to efficiently recirculate about 1.5 million litres of water, representing an 80% reduction in fresh water usage compared with standard processes. Construction is underway for an on-site recycling facility that will safely reprocess all types of Tesla battery cells, modules, and packs, into various metal products for reuse in new cells.

The handout complete with illustrations of January 4, 2017, event is available on

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