Tesla To Beat Record: Largest Building In the World Built In Desert
|   Thursday, August 13, 2015
Tesla is preparing a mammoth factory! The Gigafactory will become the largest building on the planet.
Tesla's factory that is being built in the Nevada desert will beat all records in terms of building footprint, useful surface, and usable volume worldwide. Elon Musk's mega factory will thus become the roomiest and widest building in the world.

Once they have taken the world by surprise with the Model S, which turned from a beautiful promise into a technological certainty which sells excellent worldwide, the Americans from Tesla continue to make waves.


But this time it's not about any unique technical solution, as was the case of the Hyperloop train or domestic battery dedicated to houses, but the so-called Gigafactory, a plant build by Elon Musk's team in the Nevada desert and in which car batteries, household batteries, and electric cars alike will be produced.

According to calculations made by the American press, Tesla Gigafactory is likely to become the largest building in the world. And it's not just the usable area, or the area covered, but also useful volume, chapters in which two buildings in the US and China are currently leading.

Tesla's factory building footprint is 540,000 square meters. But if we take into account that Gigafactory will have two floors we are already talking of a useful area of over 1,000,000 square meters, a figure approaching that of the largest existing buildings on Earth today.

Bonus: Tesla's whole building will be covered with solar panels that will capture energy and transform it into electricity stored in batteries.
Very interesting is the fact that the Tesla Gigafactory does not stop there, the factory plans are just beginning. Elon Musk thought of a modular solution to the plant, which means that new building would raise at the end with new construction satellites, a total area of 2.3 million square meters. At that time, Tesla Gigafactory will overcome both the building print and useful area the New Century Global Center, a versatile integrated complex built in Chengdu, China. This contains offices, hotels, cinemas, shopping malls, a university campus, a waterpark and an ice skating ring and a usable space totaling 1.7 million square meters.

The calculation moves forward in terms of useful volume too, with Tesla's Gigafactory final configuration set to exceed the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, USA.
Starting 2017, 6,500 people will work here and when it will be fully completed the plant will have a production capacity of 500,000 vehicles per year. It is possible that Universal batteries that will power the toys and drones may be produced.

Demographic impact will also be huge, analysts predicting that the new production center surroundings will get 35,000 residents by 2032.
The name "Gigafactory" was inspired by production capacity estimated at 50 GWh by 2020. As an idea, one Giga Watt hour is equivalent to one million watts consumption in an hour.

Although there were rumors about a delay in construction, Elon Musk confirmed that everything goes according to plan and that the project, in which in total 5 billion dollars will be invested, will meet the completion deadline.
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