Tesla’s Giga Nevada may best be known for producing battery packs for their electric vehicles, but it also produces Tesla Energy battery storage products like the Megapack. Based on a recent drone flyover of the factory, they are producing a lot of them.
Photos of the factory were shared by Ottopilot (@6463dc) on Twitter, showing that the parking lot outside the factory is not only filled with cars, but also Megapacks.
Although the picture is taken from a distance, we can see rows upon rows of tightly arranged Megapacks waiting to be delivered to customers. (click to enlarge)
Tesla investor and enthusiast Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) took the time to count how many Megapacks are sitting wrapped up in the Nevada sun, and according to his estimate there are around 300. If the count is accurate, that would represent about half a billion dollars in sales for Tesla.
What makes those numbers even more impressive is that this isn’t Tesla’s only factory that produces Megapacks. Last year Tesla began construction on a brand new Megapack factory in Lathrop, California.
The factory has since been completed and has been ramping production since opening a few months ago. We don’t know how many Megapacks the factory has been able to produce so far, but it will have an annual production capacity of 40GWh per year at full production.
Tesla is hoping to produce 20.73GWh by the end of 2022 with both Lathrop and Giga Nevada building Megapacks, according to figures shared with us from a Tesla Energy meeting last year. That number is expected to grow to more than double that amount in 2023 to 47.48GWh per year.
For comparison, the company produced around 4GWh of Megapack storage capacity in 2021 with only Giga Nevada.