Tesla, the Us. electric car maker, has hired solar projects and energy storage project managers in China as it plans to expand its energy business to China. The two positions appeared on Tesla’s human resources division’s official WeChat Public, marking the first time the company has considered hiring talent suitable for such positions in China.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Elon Musk, the company’s chief executive and billionaire, said on Twitter last month that the company would announce a timetable for solar projects in China and Europe “soon” without providing further details.
One post said Tesla was hiring project managers to design and implement solar projects for commercial or residential customers, while another was hiring managers to develop photovoltaic energy storage projects.
The job advertisements for the jobs say Tesla’s Super factory in Shanghai, which cost $2 billion, began producing Chinese-made Model 3 electric cars late last year.
Tesla entered the solar industry in 2016 after buying California-based SolarCity for $2.6 billion and said it wanted to grow its energy business.
Tesla’s solar business includes solar roofsolar Roof, a power generation system that looks like ordinary roof tiles, and Powerwall, a storage device that stores electricity from solar panels.