Tesla is running an entire island on solar power






The whole island of Ta’u or Samoa in American runs on solar, and it is named SolarCity. The Island has been acquired officially by the company Tesla, and they are showing off what their purchased property can do.

Ta’u is using solar energy to power almost 100 percent of the electrical energy needs of the island, with 1.4 megawatts of solar energy microgrid. The island has 5,328 solar panels and 60 Tesla Powerpacks that can provide 6 megawatt hours of stored energy.

The powerpacks make it possible for the island to run on solar energy even without the sun’s heat accumulation for three days, and so there is absolutely nothing to worry about when it comes to blackouts or rainy weather on the island.

 It actually took one year to finish the creation of the solar switch in the island, and when it’s done, it presents an immediate and also long term environmental practical advantages. Ta’u previously uses generators running on diesel power, similar to other communities in remote places.

The generators consumed 300 gallons of diesel fuel daily, which aside from being not eco-friendly, they are expensive as well.


Solar power has many benefits, and one of them is the eradication of pollution. While solar energy power is good for the environment, it is also great for the pockets. Having a facility run on solar power saves a lot of money because using diesel fuel is costly.

 There will be a need to always buy and process shipment of the diesel fuel barrels. Above all that, solar power is a much more efficient and convenient way to get reliable electricity source. Before solar power was introduced in Ta’u, the locals had to properly allot the usage of power, since there are times when the diesel fuel shipment was delayed for some reason, or there are regulated power outages.

Right now, there is no worry anymore in the island regarding power consumption because everyone can be assured that everyday there is enough solar power all the time.

Ta’u becomes a test point for the solar power since they have no more than 600 residents that have minimal electricity needs.

In this island, Tesla can get the necessary data to learn more about how solar power can power up much higher people-capacity island or place with all the climate challenges, to be free from fossil fuels.


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