American Samoan Island of Ta’u now powered by Tesla and SolarCity solar microgrid
Ta’u, American Samoa: Elon Musk’s Tesla has just officially acquired SolarCity, but the two have already solar-powered a complete island, it was revealed Tuesday.
It’s powered by a 1.4 megawatt solar-array with 6 megawatt hours of battery storage courtesy of 60 Tesla Powerpacks.
The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the U.S. West Coast had long-suffered power rationing and outages. However, the island is now powered by solar panels and TESLA battery packs, SolarCity said in a post about its latest project with Tesla…