Tesla is ramping up their efforts to build their next generation of Supercharger stations in China, opening their second station in the country featuring solar panels and battery storage.
The new station opened in Shanghai’s Baoshan District over the weekend and features six V3 Supercharger stalls. The stalls are covered by a large solar canopy that is connected to a series of Powerwall batteries.
The setup forms a microgrid that allows for the sustainable use of sunlight to charge Tesla vehicles.
“In the future, we will continue to dig deep into clean energy supply and further improve the world’s energy utilization structure”, Tesla said in a statement following the opening.
This is Tesla China’s second Supercharger station opening in as many months that features the new setup. In June the automaker opened their first solar-powered Supercharger in Lhasa, Tibet, a locale that gets over 3,000 hours of sunlight every year.
Tesla now has more than 840 Supercharger stations across China after opening the first station more than seven years ago. The expansive network gives it a significant advantage over other EV automakers in China.