The project which is essentially a microgrid, consisting of 5,328 solar panels will generate enough electricity for virtually all 100% of the islanders needs for an entire 3 days without any sunlight. That is thanks to the 60 individual Tesla battery storage units they have also installed to hold onto that energy from the sun.
Ta'u previously ran mostly off of diesel generators and use to go through an estimated 109,500 gallons of diesel each and every year. It is evident to see that a huge saving both economically and environmentally are going to be made form this venture. "Factoring in the escalating cost of fuel, along with transporting such mass quantities to the small island, the financial impact is substantial," said Tesla in a blog post."
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