Tesla PowerPack Technology And Energy Independence Day For Kauai Island

Tesla PowerPack Technology And Energy Independance Day
Tesla PowerPack Technology And Energy Independance Day

Energy Independence Day Should Be A National Goal.

Today our global economy is mostly powered from a very limited resource which is oil. This valuable resource is, in fact, the product of millions of years of pressure and heat turning plant and animal remains into what we know as fossil fuels. Did I mention that this ancient resource is an unsustainable fuel source?

At some point, as a society, we will realize that there is no real option other than renewable energy if want to continue to sustain and improve our lifestyles here on earth. Generally, most of the governments around the world have come to this conclusion and are making plans in support of the Paris Climate agreement, to plot a path the sustainability. In truth government support and planning for renewable energy is important but it is the ingenuity of companies like Tesla led by their CEO, Elon Musk that makes the journey possible today.

To achieve a sustainable energy future the world needs reliable, renewable energy around the clock. The island of Kauai has an abundance of solar energy but it can only be used when the sun is shining. Kauai burns millions of gallons of fossil fuels annually to produce energy at night. Until now.

Energy Independence Day For Kauai Island.

The island of Kauai has an abundance of solar energy but it can only be used when the sun is shining. Kauai burns millions of gallons of fossil fuels annually to produce energy at night. Until now.

Solar PV plus storage saves millions of gallons of oil and tons of co2

Solar PV plus storage saves millions of gallons of oil and tons of co2

Tesla’s 52 MWh Tesla Powerpack and 13 MW solar farm will store solar energy produced during the day and deliver it to the grid during the evening hours to reduce.

Solar energy saved during the day and used at night with Tesla

Solar energy saved during the day and used at night with Tesla Power Pack Technology

Kauai burns millions of gallons of fossil fuels annually to produce energy at night. Until now. Tesla’s 52 MWh Tesla Powerpack and 13 MW solar farm will store solar energy produced during the day and deliver it to the grid during the evening hours to reduce

13 megawatts of solar make the island energy self-sufficient!

Tesla’s 52 MWh Tesla Powerpack and 13 MW solar farm will store solar energy produced during the day and deliver it to the grid during the evening hours to reduce the fossil fuel needed to meet energy demand.

Solar power plus storage equals zero fossil fuels and complete energy independence

Solar power plus storage equals zero fossil fuels and complete energy independence

This dispatchable solar project represents the first time a utility contracted for a system of this scale that stores and delivers solar energy after sunset.

Elon Musk and JB Straubel discuss the application of Tesla’s new energy storage products with Edison’s Ted Craver.

About Kauai Island.

Kauai is an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago. It’s nicknamed “the Garden Isle” thanks to the tropical rainforest covering much of its surface.

waterfall on the island

Waterfall on the island

The dramatic cliffs and pinnacles of its Na Pali Coast have served as a backdrop for major Hollywood films, while 10-mile-long Waimea Canyon and the Nounou Trails traversing the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge are hiking destinations.

An island that is completely self sufficient

An island that is completely self-sufficient

It is has a population ( 2008) of about 66,000 residents. It has several waterfalls that could have been used to make electricity but instead, they went to solar PV panels with the Tesla energy storage technology.

The island choose solar and storage instead of hydropower

The island choose solar and storage instead of hydro power

 

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.