SOURCE: Las Vegas Sun.
Tesla’s expansion into the Northern Nevada desert nearly tripled in the first half of 2015.
In April and May, Tesla purchased nearly 2,000 acres outside Reno, in addition to the roughly 1,000 acres the electric car company purchased in October for its gigafactory, according to Storey County land records. The majority of the additional land was purchased April 14 and April 15, only weeks before the company announced a home battery on April 30.
Demand for the stationary battery, which stores electricity generated from solar panels during the daytime for use anytime, was so high after the first week that in May Tesla CEO Elon Musk said there’s a chance the company might expand production even further than originally planned at its gigafactory outside of Reno.