4 SolarCity now 2Recent pictures of SolarCity’s ‘Gigafactory’ show that the solar panel plant is, at least from the outside, looking close to be ready for production. The Buffalo News managed to get a bird eyes view of the plant and compared the progress with pictures from a year ago. Here’s a look at SolarCity’s factory now vs a year ago around the time it was announced:solarcity plant sept 2015The plant, which should start low volume production in 2016, is expected to produce 1 GW of solar modules per year at planned capacity starting in 2017, and the company says it could expand the facility to 5 GW per year.

We recently reported that the SolarCity aims at producing solar modules with at least 20% efficiency at a $0.50/Watt cost.

If you want more pictures of the company’s progress in Buffalo, you can watch The Buffalo News’ gallery.

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