"We’re growing the cell manufacturing as we speak,” said Panasonic's vice president of technology policy
11 January, 2018, 09:24
There were signs that a ramp-up was happening, such as solar cell manufacturer Panasonic opening new jobs for product expansion, as well as our report on a Tesla patent featuring an adhesive that can conduct electricity through the solar tiles. It has been learnt that Tesla has started manufacturing textured and smooth solar roof tiles at the Gigafactory 2 during the fourth quarter of the previous year. Tesla initially expected the rollout of the solar shingles to begin in 2017, with the manufacturing of the first two types of tiles - smooth and textured - to start during summer. They were first presented in October 2016, while the United States company started taking orders at the beginning of May 2017. Sources have cited that after a series of delays in the tile production, the firm has initiated the process of installation encompassing site surveys, design, and permission for regular customers to deploy solar roof tiles. It now employees approximately 500 people, but according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Gigafactory will eventually create another 3,000 jobs in Western New York and almost 5,000 state-wide. Due to unforeseen delays, however, the mass production and installation of the shingles was ultimately pushed back, first to late 2017, and later, to 2018.
New York City has invested $750 million to support the construction of the 1.2 million square foot factory in Buffalo. These installations, however, turned out to be exclusive only to select employees of the California-based electric vehicle and energy company. Key officials of the firm have reported that the PV glass roof tile production commenced in December 2017 and first installations are projected to start in the next few months. Those roofing tiles were made at Tesla's pilot production line in Fremont, Calif.
Tesla has high hopes for the solar roof, even as it is reshaping the solar energy business it acquired in November 2016 through its purchase of loss-plagued SolarCity.
The news came from Peter Fannon, Vice President of Technology Policy at Panasonic Corporation of North America; in an interview with the Consumer Technology Association (CES), he said: "Panasonic is already inside that factory making solar panels".
Those changes, however, have caused Tesla's solar business to shrink. That doesn't include what is likely to be a substantial decline in its fourth-quarter deployments.
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