Tesla shared a latest video today showcasing its latest Megafactory in Lathrop, California.
This Megafactory is where Tesla produces its latest Megapack 2 XL industrial battery storage.
“Megafactory helps us scale Megapack production and add clean energy storage to the grid quickly. All while reducing reliance on fossil fuels,” explains Tesla.
Tesla says, “Megapack 2 XL is our biggest battery yet with integrated power electronics and thermal systems for prime efficiency, enabling easy integration and improved scalability.”
The corporate continues, “and uses the identical core thermal components as Tesla vehicles, ensuring Megapack can operate in among the harshest conditions.”
The Megafactory can produce 1 Megapack every 68 minutes, which works out to 10,000 Megapacks per yr. That adds as much as 40 GWh of storage capability, equal to fifty 200 MW fossil fuel plants, says Tesla.
The video was also shared on Tesla’s LinkedIn page to draw hires. “To achieve giga scale and alter the best way the grid is powered, we’re in search of exceptional individuals to hitch us in Lathrop, California,” said Tesla.
During Tesla’s Q4 2022 earnings, the corporate deployed 6,541 MWh of storage, up 64% year-over-year, a latest record for the corporate. Total energy storage deployments jumped 152% year-over-year in Q4 to 2.5 GWh. Tesla says demand for his or her energy storage products “stays in excess of our ability to produce,” saying it’s ramping up production at Lathrop.
Take a look at the video below–it’s barely newer than the previous video shared of Lathrop back in October 2022: