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Hawaiian island gets a huge renewable energy (generation and storage) boost thanks to Tesla

March 9, 2017View for printing

A Hawaiian island is one step closer to getting 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources.

Tesla, the clean energy powerhouse run by Elon Musk, has built a 13-megawatt solar farm on Kauai to help reduce the island's dependence on diesel-burning power plants.

Unveiled on Wednesday, the Kapaia project features 54,000 solar panels. But that's not what makes it so unique.

Perhaps most importantly, it includes over 270 of Tesla's Powerpack batteries, which will store some of the solar power created during the day and supply those electrons to the grid in the evening.

BY MARIA GALLUCCI

Full Story: http://mashable.com/2017/03/08/tesla ... Xxj6W3DSSqw
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