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With our luck, Normal will experience an unprecedented period of no wind for at least the next 3 yrs....
 


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They are not actually building it. They are having it installed to supplement their solar array.
 

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Ummm, you think Rivian personnel are building/installing this? It will be contracted - it in no way affects Rivian's ability to build vehicles.
 

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With our luck, Normal will experience an unprecedented period of no wind for at least the next 3 yrs....
It’s never not windy on the prairies/plains
 


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Ummm, you think Rivian personnel are building/installing this? It will be contracted - it in no way affects Rivian's ability to build vehicles.
This is exactly the sort of management distraction that Rivian does not need. It means you have a team working on renewable energy, submitting permits, getting CEO sign off on the project, getting financing through CFO and treasury, integrating it into the plant power system which means chewing up plant management time, and a host of other stuff.

This is big company nonsense. I agree with @BPL Rivian cannot afford to chase its tail on this sort of nice-to-have distraction.
 

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Ummm, you think Rivian personnel are building/installing this? It will be contracted - it in no way affects Rivian's ability to build vehicles.
Oh, I thought R.J. would be building it in his spare time
 

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That plant blows
 

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“While we’re working hard to help electrify transportation, we’re also pushing to accelerate the shift to carbon-free electricity for all. This wind turbine is an early step on that path, and it’s also a beacon of our vision for a clean energy future.”

- Andrew Peterman, Rivian Director of Renewable Energy
This is an interesting statement. I wonder how far this ambition extends. I know Rivian hinted at battery backups as a second life use for packs at the end of life. Will they get into the residential electrical generation/storage market?
 

 
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