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Ta'u powered entirely by Tesla Simpler Solar



Ta'u a small island forming part of American Somoa are receiving almost 100% of their energy through Solar power.

The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, now hosts a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid that can supply nearly 100 percent of the island’s power needs from renewable energy. This provides a cost-saving alternative to diesel, removing the hazards of power intermittency and making outages a thing of the past.

The stability and affordability of power from the new Ta’u microgrid, operated by American Samoa Power Authority, provides energy independence for the nearly 600 residents of Ta’u. The battery system also allows the island to use stored solar energy at night, meaning renewable energy is available for use around the clock.

Tesla announced that their simpler solar panels are powering the island nation through the SolarCity development, a microgrid with 1.4MW of solar generation capacity. The microgrid is enabled by 60 Tesla Powerpacks, the company’s large commercial battery, which can store solar energy at night.



Summarised by Nick Dereka, Head of Digital, Prime People Plc.