World's largest solar rooftop installation

|By:, SA News Editor

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced last week that battery production had started at its Nevada Gigafactory, but it didn't mention one exciting detail.

According to an investor handout, the Gigafactory will be powered by a 70-megawatt solar array, which is "~7x larger than the largest rooftop solar system installed today."

Any generated excess power will be stored by Tesla Powerpack batteries for use at other times.

This was corrected on 01/12/2017 at 03:52 AM. The Gigafactory "will" be powered, not "could" be powered.