24 Nov '16, 1pm

Tesla, SolarCity, and Ta'u: sun, storage batteries, clean energy (video)

Tesla, SolarCity, and Ta'u: sun, storage batteries, clean energy (video)

Stephen Edelstein Nov 24, 2016 The combination of Tesla and SolarCity is already promoting its potential synergies, albeit in a location far away from the mainland United States. The island of Ta'u in American Samoa is located more than 4,000 miles from the U.S. West Coast, and typically relies on imported diesel fuel to generate electricity. With no local sources of fossil fuels, Ta'u is in the precarious position of needing periodic shipments of diesel, and facing power outages and rationing when they are delayed. DON'T MISS: Tesla debuts bigger PowerWall 2.0 battery, glass solar-roof tiles from SolarCity But this remote island now has an alternative source of power. A combination of SolarCity solar panels and Tesla Powerpack energy-storage battery packs can now provide nearly 100 percent of Ta'u's electricity, SolarCity says. This "microgrid" consists of 1.4 megawatts o...

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