Tesla and SolarCity switch an island to solar-only power

SolarCity and Tesla announced they have rolled out a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid on the island of Ta’u in American Samoa.

It has 1.4 megawatts of solar generation capacity and 6 megawatt hours of battery storage from 60 Tesla Powerpacks, and was implemented within one year.

The system supplies nearly all of the island’s power needs from renewable energy.

This provides a cost-saving alternative to diesel, removing the hazards of power intermittency and making outages a thing of the past, said the companies.

It also reduces the risk of power outages caused by fuel running out, due to the remote location of the island.

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