‘TESLA’ Wording on Giga Texas Roof Now Showing Some Completed Letters [VIDEO]



Image: Jeff Roberts on YouTube

Footage from Tesla’s American Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, captured on Friday, April 22, and shared by Jeff Roberts shows that the ‘E’ and ‘S’ from the planned ‘TESLA’ lettering on the building’s roof, outlined entirely by solar panels, are now complete.

Tesla plans to cover the bulk of the Giga Texas roof with solar panels to generate electricity, spelling out the company’s name by methodically leaving empty spaces between the panels. The factory spans 15 city blocks long, or 1,166 meters (3,826 feet). That’s a lot of real estate for solar panels, even after you take out the empty space for the Tesla logo.

Placed on its side, Giga Texas would stand taller than the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and absolutely tower over the Eiffel Tower in France.

Roberts’ footage also shows lots of work being done in the cathode plant area on the premises, and the riser on the North end of the casting building is being finished up.

Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo event earlier this month marked the grand opening of Gigafactory Texas. The electric vehicle (EV) pioneer also delivered the first Texas-made Model Y cars to customers during the event.

Tesla reported record-setting earnings of $18.7 billion USD for the first quarter of this year on Wednesday, smashing Wall Street estimates and sending shares soaring up 5.6% on Thursday.

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