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Tesla Breaks Ground On New Megafactory Factory In California To Make ‘Megapacks’
By Ell Ko, 24 Sep 2021
Image via Sonny Dhaliwal
Tesla’s battery packs for the energy sector of the company have, until now, been produced solely at its Nevada site, the Gigafactory. However, it has been announced that it’s expanding this to a new facility: the Megafactory.
This is situated in Lathrop, California. As the name may hint, it’ll be used to produce Megapacks, which will be the company’s biggest batteries for stationary energy storage, per Electrek.
It’s the third product the company has developed to store energy in one place, following on from the Powerwall and Powerpack. Built for large-scale deployment, the company touts its abilities as “giga-scale.”
One unit of the Megapack contains a 3 MWh battery system with battery modules, bi-directional inverters, and thermal management systems. It’s also said to be 10 times faster to install than other models on the market.
Image via Tesla
Lathrop’s mayor, Sonny Dhaliwal, made the announcement on Facebook on Wednesday.
“This development means more prosperity for our city, more employment opportunities for our residents, and a brighter future for our planet,” he writes.
[via Electrek, images via Sonny Dhaliwal and Tesla]
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