Despite right-wing groups launching a campaign against Elon Musk, Tesla, together with the recently acquired SolarCity, have converted the island of Ta’u in American Samoa from being diesel-dependent to rely solely on electrical power. This may further reinforce the argument that the future of oil companies is somewhat grim.
The company deployed a 1.4-megawatt solar array and a 6-megawatt hour energy storage system with 60 Tesla Powerpacks. The system is what is called a microgrid and it’s now the island’s main source of energy.
Tesla’s energy storage system could cover the island’s electricity needs for 3 days if the sun was to not shine for that long for some reason.
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