Landmark Kauai Solar Plus Storage Power Plant Goes Online
Tesla's new solar energy station will power Hawaii at night; Energy generated during the day will power Kauai when the sun goes down.
Roberto Baldwin, March 8, 2017 (EndGadget)
“…The Kapaia project is a combination 13MW SolarCity solar farm and 53MWh Tesla Powerpack station on the island of Kauai…[The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative project] will store the sun's energy during the day and release it at night. The station (along with Kauai's other renewable resource solutions including wind and biomass) won't completely keep the island from using fossil fuels but it will temper the need. In addition to using Tesla's station to battle the island's incredibly high electric bills, it's also part of a long-term Hawaii-state plan to be completely powered by renewable energy sources by 2045. Kauai has its own goal of using 70 percent renewable energy by 2030…and can now produce 100 percent of the energy it needs during high usage mid days and low loads via renewables during a brief period of time…This is the first big project from Tesla [since its acquisition of SolarCity]…Both companies believe this station is the biggest combination solar panel and storage facility in the world…” click here for more