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Tipping Points

This year’s Capture the Energy conference was the largest yet and the level of excitement was unmistakable.   There was frequent talk of “tipping points” in the energy storage arena and there are good reasons for such talk.

Tesla’s Gigafactory

The big news in the battery business this week is Tesla Motors’ announcement that they are going to build a battery “Gigafactory” that will cost up to $5 billion and allow the company to sell as many as 500,000 vehicles a year.  According to Tesla, the factory will cover 500 to 1,000 acres and employ up to 6,500 workers.


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