Recently, Tesla announced that it will build a large solar power plant in Hawaii, Kauai and launched an energy storage project. This is since last year, the acquisition of SolarCity storage Tesla launched the first solar energy project.
It is reported that, because there is no natural gas pipeline, many islands in the Pacific is not used to transport coal railway, so it is very suitable for the installation of solar panels, but recently, the island's residents and businesses are beginning to install solar panels, which can help them reduce fossil fuel consumption in the daytime, but at night they still use the generator.
Due to intermittent renewable energy generation, such as the peak of the people are not greatly wind and solar power electricity when, in order to solve this problem, Tesla wanted to provide a huge battery Powerpack - it can store the electricity generated during the day and at night to the local.
Cooperation with Tesla, a local power company, said the project will be able to reduce their annual use of 1 million 600 thousand gallons of fossil fuels in the future. In addition, Kauai did not completely choose to buy solar panels and battery systems from Tesla, but choose to buy electricity. The two sides have signed a 20 year cooperation.
Tesla also said that in the future they will also seek cooperation in other parts of the world sustainable development, renewable energy grid.