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Gigafactory Opening Event- Lottery

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by ICUDoc, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. ICUDoc

    ICUDoc Member

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    Is anyone going to enter the lottery Tesla are opening to the current owners?
    They say they have reserved "a few" spots for us- wonder how many that is??
    I'll be stuck in Sydney bug it would be great fun to go and see it- looks like a massive building, and the solar panel roof is amazing! Wonder how many watts it serves up??
     
  2. Tam

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    Hi Doc:

    As of 06/01/2016, Gigafactory has no solar panel just yet. Soon!

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    I would love to go if I win the lottery :)
     
  3. ICUDoc

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    Oh, disappointing! So the picture of the massive solar panel array on the invitation email is just "illustrative", then? :(
     
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    Correct. The present size on 6/1/2016 with no solar panels is only a small portion of what you see in the illustration with future solar panels:


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  5. rowdy

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    I've tried the other lotteries without success, hoping to do better this time!

    TMC Connect is on at the same time nearby in Reno, so could definitely make a decent trip out of it.
     
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    I agree - fingers crossed!
     
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    Have they sent out notifications to the winners yet?
     
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    Seeing if there are some last minutes to hold out hope? Me too buddy, me too.
     
  9. Tam

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    A few referrers have just now gotten invitations.

    But, no lottery results just yet.
     
  10. rcarpen22

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    Agh! I would love to go, but not getting my hopes up too much.
     
  11. LGGD

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    A lottery win.
     
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  12. Tam

    Tam Active Member

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    Sweeeeet! Congratulations
     
  13. alpal

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    Well done! (Aw, gee - shucks)
     
  14. ICUDoc

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    Wow! Awesome - really fab, well done: so glad an Aussie is going, look forward to a full report!!
     
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    I've clicked on that picture a few times, but it doesn't seem to work ;-)

    Congrats
     
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    I've heard of at least ten Aussies going to the opening on Friday. I didn't win a ticket, but I'm going as a guest with someone.
    Totally excited! Can't wait.
    The short notice makes it a bit hectic to get to Nevada, but it's so exciting!
     
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  17. EV Holiday

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    congrats to LGGD and other winners! Very lucky indeed!

    Please take plenty of photos and videos and share with us all.

    Wish you all a safe and fun journey to the mothership!
     
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    Where's the private plane runway?
     
  20. Tam

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    Airplane runway is nearby but not onsite just yet.

    But, why just go by helicopter or airplane--how about rocket?

    Rocket landing pads are still not available onsite but that might change if there are enough requests from Martian Tourism.


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