Tesla advertises for photo voltaic, vitality storage employees in China

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FILE PHOTO: SpaceX proprietor and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the crimson carpet for the auto awards “Das Goldene Lenkrad” given by a German newspaper in Berlin, Germany, November 12, 2019. Information/Hannibal Hanschke

BEIJING (Information) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has marketed for photo voltaic and vitality storage undertaking managers in China, because the U.S. electrical automobile maker strikes to increase its vitality enterprise into the nation.

The 2 posts on the Tesla human sources division’s official WeChat account mark the primary time the California-based automaker has seemed to rent for such roles in China.

Tesla didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

Its billionaire chief government Elon Musk mentioned on Twitter final month the agency would “quickly” announce timings for photo voltaic tasks in China and Europe, with out offering extra particulars.

One submit says Tesla is looking for undertaking managers to design and execute photo voltaic tasks for industrial or residential clients, whereas a second seeks managers to develop photovoltaic vitality storage tasks.

The roles are marketed as primarily based at its $2 billion manufacturing facility in Shanghai, which began delivering China-made Mannequin three electrical sedans on the finish of final yr.

Tesla moved into the photo voltaic enterprise in 2016 with its $2.6 billion buy of California-based SolarCity, and has mentioned it’s eager to develop its vitality enterprise.

Its photo voltaic companies embrace Photo voltaic Roof, an influence producing system meant to seem like regular roof tiles, and Powerwall, which might retailer energy generated by photo voltaic panels.

China’s vitality administration introduced in January that it’ll allocate 1.5 billion yuan ($217.27 million) to new solar energy tasks in 2020.

Reporting by Yilei Solar and Brenda Goh; Enhancing by Jan Harvey