26 Feb '15, 7pm

Construction of Tesla's $5bn solar-powered Gigafactory in Nevada is progressing nicely

Construction of Tesla's $5bn solar-powered Gigafactory in Nevada is progressing nicely

3,000 construction jobs for 3 years To change the world of transportation and leave oil behind in favor of clean sources of energy , you need batteries. Lots of them. Cheaply. That's what Tesla is trying to do with its Gigafactory project -- make as many advanced lithium-ion batteries in one location as the whole world is making today, driving down costs by at least 30%. This Gigafactory will be making 50 GWh of batteries per each by 2020, enough for 500,000 Tesla cars (mostly the cheaper upcoming Model 3 ), and the whole factory will be powered by clean energy . This is a $5 billion investment that will create 6,500 on-site jobs. Talk about a big ambitious project for such a young company! Bob Tregilus/CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Bob Tregilus, a producer and host on the Plug-in America Show (check it out!), found a good vantage point and snapped a few shots of the Giga-construction s...

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