Out in Sparks, Nevada, where there’s plenty of room, Tesla is launching a battery factory. That makes sense, as they already manufacture electric cars. But this isn’t just a car battery factory. It’s the setting for new innovative products that may change the way we all use energy. And it’s so vast, they call it the Gigafactory.
The most noticeable (and amazing) feature of the Gigafactory is its size. Constructed on a 3,000-acre lot (three times the size of Central Park), the square footage of the actual factory is 126-acres. This equates to 100 football fields of physical factory. The height is 71-feet tall and, upon completion, the structure will be the second-largest building by volume in the world, only slightly behind Boeing’s Everett plant based out of Washington State.
Although the size of the building is incredible in itself, the internal features are innovative and nothing short of amazing. These state-of-the-art features set it apart from all other manufacturing plants around the world. The foundation is estimated at costing $16 million and is completely earthquake-proof. It is constructed from four different structures across four different foundations thus allowing the building to flex more in the instance of an earthquake.
Another astounding feature is that the entire factory will be powered by renewable energy.
Not so noticeable, but really important, are the products they are working on. Read about the Tesla Gigafactory at Money Inc.