Tesla Inc. (TSLA) has simply up to date the standing of its Megafactory in Lathrop, California. The video Tesla has posted on its official Twitter and Instagram account reveals precise manufacturing is going down at this manufacturing unit.
We reported the groundbreaking ceremony of the Tesla Megafactory in September 2021. And it took simply round 1 12 months for the formidable automotive and vitality firm based mostly in Austin, TX, from the beginning of building to commissioning and manufacturing begin.
Tesla’s Megafactory in Lathrop is the 2nd manufacturing unit that the corporate now owns and operates within the state of California. The primary Tesla manufacturing unit in Fremont is devoted to electrical car manufacturing. Tesla Lathrop Megafactory is a part of the Tesla Vitality enterprise that makes Megapack battery vitality storage programs (BESS).
Meet Megafactory, our new Megapack manufacturing unit in Lathrop, CA 🔋🔋🔋 pic.twitter.com/aw85eHECXI
— Tesla (@Tesla) November 7, 2022
The identify Tesla Megafactory suggests two issues — 1: it’s a manufacturing unit devoted to creating Megapack big battery vitality storage programs (BESS) and a couple of: it’s a manufacturing unit a lot smaller in dimension (area-wise) in comparison with a Tesla Gigafactory.
Tesla’s Megafactory Lathrop will speed up the manufacturing of Tesla Megapacks because the demand for large-scale vitality storage programs is rising every day. Tesla is offering the Megapack big batteries to such BESS initiatives in america and across the globe as effectively.
In September this 12 months, the completion of a Megapack BESS challenge in Hawaii ended the period of coal-powered electrical energy within the state.
Tesla additionally supplied Megapack batteries to allow the sustainable electrical energy technology and distribution challenge in Boulder, Nevada earlier this 12 months.
A big array of photo voltaic panels coupled with 365 MWh capability Megapacks are capable of energy 60,000 houses in the neighborhood of Boulder Metropolis, Nevada. This challenge has a renewable electrical energy technology capability of 500,000 MW per 12 months (video beneath).
The 730 Megawatt renewable vitality challenge with the joint collaboration of Tesla and PG & E at Moss Touchdown, California is by far the most important BESS challenge on this planet.
Tesla additionally began engaged on two BESS initiatives in Australia, one with a 300 Megawatt capability (3 websites mixed) and one other with a 200 MW capability in Queensland.
The rising demand for Megapack batteries across the globe pushed Tesla to assemble a devoted manufacturing facility for this product. The most recent technology of Megapacks makes use of prismatic lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries (CleanTechnica reported final 12 months).
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