Gigafactory solar?

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Originally, the Gigafactory was supposed to have solar on the roof and be completely powered by solar. I recently read that those plans were scrapped a long time ago. What happened?? Did an NV power company put the kybosh on it?

I’ve also read that part of the bottleneck for the Model 3 is the fact that the Gigafactory loses power and causes down time of 1-6 hours when this occurs.

A company that produces solar should USE solar, right?!
 

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I recently read that those plans were scrapped a long time ago.
Source? as of earlier this year, Tesla released investor documents noting it WOULD have a 70MW system once the factory is completed and solar installed.

I’ve also read that part of the bottleneck for the Model 3 is the fact that the Gigafactory loses power and causes down time of 1-6 hours when this occurs.
The claim of power outages was first made by an ex-Gigafactory worker who sounded disgruntled. Others debunked it pretty quickly as not the case at all.