Tesla building world's largest rooftop solar farm on $5B NV gigafactory

Tesla plans to install a 70-megawatt solar farm — the largest rooftop solar array in the world — on top of its $5 billion battery gigafactory in northern Nevada, according to The Verge. Tesla maintains that its solar farm will be seven times larger than the next-biggest rooftop array and will create enough energy to power its entire operation. Excess power generated by the photovoltaic panels will be stored using the company's Powerpack product . This solar strategy is an integral part of the company's stated goal of a net-zero energy facility , through which it will produce as much — or more — energy than it consumes. Dive Insight: Another energy-saving strategy at the gigafactory, according to 2015 statements from JB Straubel, Tesla’s chief technical officer, was to eschew natural gas pipelines in the structure's design so that there could be no future possible concessio...

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