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Tesla Powerpacks + Solar Powering Kauai



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. 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 amount of fossil fuels needed to meet energy demand. 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.


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Author Paul Miller ( ago)
does this solar array also power the island during the day?

Author Sean Hiseman ( ago)
35 people work for fossil fuel companies

Author karthik shahapur ( ago)
Mind-blowing job by Telsa!
Thank God, Elon Musk was born.

Author Àlex B ( ago)
In Spain we have sun more than 90% of the days, we need that!

Author CalienteFrijoles ( ago)
You're have all the right products, Tesla! I'll be honest and I don't know if this is an obsession, but when I think about my future home I see a whole lot of Tesla.

Author Memodo GmbH & Co. KG ( ago)
Great work Tesla! Really inspiring and exciting projects that are taking huge steps in terms of a clean energy revolution.

Author zodiacfml ( ago)
Went recently to the Maldives and they could use such. I hope they could spare some space though as land is a bit tight there.

Author Online Updates ( ago)
for history of electric car visit here to see

Author Arnav Bhalla ( ago)
Tesla is the best!

Author Ezra Fleishman ( ago)
So awesome!!! What song is this?

Author fergie2200 ( ago)
I'd like to see solar panels top the roofs of every house at an affordable price for all and with an affordable storage unit capable of powering that home through its night time needs. Eliminating much of the huge and outdated electrical grid and turning homes, businesses and buildings into self-sufficient energy generators rather than drains would take us great strides into the future. Getting away from fossil fuel dependency for every damn thing would help clean up the planet (which we desperately need to do before it is too late).

Author ozzycarnut ( ago)
i gotta say, im humbled and very fortunate to be alive during the time of elon musk. this guy is a true forward thinker. i just hope he doesnt get bogged down by narrow minded governments.

Author kelvin cheng ( ago)
what a great company

Author drskeletone ( ago)
so , you eliminated green areas to build your solar plant , can't you find another solution?

Author Joaquín Clavijo ( ago)
This is awesome!!!!!

I'm proud of watching it, you are changing the world.

Author Logan Brooks ( ago)
Hey guys, you are definitely helping the world live a longer life but down here in little Australia, we have about 12 supercharges, kinda feeling neglected here, AUSTRALIA CARES TOO! Don't forget us Tesla, love you though...

Author kauilapele ( ago)
I will point out to Donald T. dislikers, that Elon Musk was asked to be on a Trump technology advisory board.

I also point out that a great place for these would be on the west side (Kekaha). And particularly many of us on the islands would like to see these REPLACE all of the GMO test fields (that spray pesticides near populated town of Kekaha).

Author David McManamon ( ago)
Very impressive. I wonder how long the batteries are expected to last?

Author David Blalock ( ago)
Tesla, this is a bandaid at best, and you know it. Why don't you focus your resource on a real solution to the energy demands of the future?

It's called LFTR, the Liquid Fuel Thorium Reactor. A real solution.

Google LFTR or lifter reactor.
Google Kirk Sorensen.

Author Theme Park ( ago)
Tag David dobrik lmao

Author eustagoesout ( ago)
environmentally better but holy guacamole does it take up so much land! perhaps that's why so dependent on fossils aye?

Author UTubeGlennAR ( ago)
:)
100X Cool. Tesla is either a VARY social responsible company or just have a
a unique business plan and inovatve PR department. Lets hope it is the former, only
time will tell........
I was born in 1949 less than 1oo miles from where that array was placed so this is
close to my heart indeed......................... I have a 4.9KW array at my home 8 years now
that I hope one day to be plugging in my Tesla into............
:)

Author konsul2006 ( ago)
I dont get it... why cant each house have their own?

Author sahiel5 ( ago)
god u ppl are stupid
u got no idea how power grid and power industry works so u dont know how ridiculous u sound shouting "o yes solar takes the world" - IDIOTS

ask how much did it cost to build and maitain

Author Walter Sanchez ( ago)
Make one in Miami!

Author ItsYaBoiMikey ( ago)
My dog died can I get 10 likes 😭😭

Author futebolcapixabatv ( ago)
CIA gonna hack it and blow up this place

Author DrinksforGEEKS Hammer & Ax ( ago)
I'm born in Hawaii and Hawaiian. As a native here, all we see is billionaire buying up all our Hawaii lands for so called helping others. Making pretty videos to show individuals that are not from Hawaii does not help Hawaiians and Loco's citizens who live and work here everyday. I have nothing against Tesla Comp. However we will see if Tesla is here to help or too make a buck like Facebook Mark who bought up 7 Hundred Acres of our land on Kauai. Just because Hawaii people are away from the Mainland US does mean billionaire can just buy your back yard and do whatever they want without you saying something about it. Question what would you do if the next time you looked out your house window and all you saw was GMO, Facebook, Tesla?

Author 21st Century ( ago)
I like how there is still green under them.

Author Fuzzy Puppet ( ago)
Epic !

Author William Remsen ( ago)
An excellent start. Multiply by 10 or 100 and we will see a nice impact! 😊

Author Dani Morrow ( ago)
*dang, bring this over to Oahu please & thnx*

Author Mountain Breeze ( ago)
they will never do this in the UK, a bunch of Romanians would steal it.

Author Simon Carlile ( ago)
YA GOT 100 DAYS TO SOLVE AUSTRALIA, MUSK, CLOCK IS TICKING

Author Gabriel Smith ( ago)
We could have this all over America if politicians could find a way to pry their heads out of each other's asses

Author John Smith ( ago)
I can't wait until the whole world is powered by clean energy. Nothing can stop us now, especially if companies like Tesla step up and move us toward the future.

Author keven zeni ( ago)
I guess im gunna have to move there !!!!

Author LittleBit OfEverything ( ago)
Mahalo for taking care of our 'Āina Tesla

Author That's How They Do It ( ago)
Freemason Satan worshippers musk knows the earth is flat.

Author Agent Zero ( ago)
i was there years ago. we took. a helecopter tour ride over that area. while i agree with less fossil fuels. just don't ruin their scenery there. its to beautiful

Author FuturisticOreo ( ago)
God I love Elon Musk

Author John Lesslie ( ago)
Hail?

Author Patrick Horan ( ago)
Yo solar power this c0ck

Author Grape Papa ( ago)
Childish Gambino

Author Pikminiman ( ago)
I've never been to Hawaii, but damn that is a beautiful place.

Author Rudy Camilo ( ago)
They actually did this on another island in the carribean

Author Liemciemdk89 ( ago)
oil companies thumbs down

Author BornIntoMusic ( ago)
Love LOVE LOVE THIS!

Author Davidcorner111 ( ago)
Save us ELON

Author linglingjr ( ago)
So which is farther behind? solar technology or battery technology? That's a whole lot of panels I'm looking at compared to only a few cabinets of batteries. how much power is going out into the grid and being used during the day time?

Author Utsusemi ( ago)
this is really freaking cool

how am i not subscribed ive been following elon for a couple years now lmfao

Author xenolovegood ( ago)
THIS MAKES ME SO FUCKING HAPPY MAYBE WE WONT ALL DIE FROM GLOBAL WARMING AFTER ALL THANK YOU SO MUCH TESLA

Author Snes0229 ( ago)
SOLAR FRICKEN ROADWAYS

Author The EJ McCarthy ( ago)
this is dope

Author Will Cee ( ago)
Glad to see they're living up to their name, Tesla always wanted to improve energy sources for the world

Author Charles Mortenson19 ( ago)
Absolutely world-changing what you guys at tesla are doing... keep up the incredible work

Author Neb88 ( ago)
That's where a lot of my family lives other than California, and I'm happy for them with solar power. The only thing I don't like is the howlie trashing the place.

Author Edgar Arvelo ( ago)
Why dont we have these solar parks throughout the US?

Author Aiden Markavich ( ago)
whos watching 2017 leave a like

Author Health Fitness ( ago)
This comment won't puff up your ego, sorry. :(

Author Nathan Short ( ago)
13MW isn't much at all

Author Reed Wilson ( ago)
I feel like Tesla is going to start the next generation

Author EveryCrazyDay ( ago)
Protect the aina! Awesome work Tesla

Author Boss94Minecraft&More ( ago)
What happens when clouds cover up the sky

Author Rud Dog ( ago)
?? What happens to all those batteries and solar panels when they can't generate electricity??

Author Dookie ( ago)
all the inbred coal miners with no education be like b...but muh coal

Author Hoesay ( ago)
Where's David doughbrick

Author 2thermal ( ago)
Elon Musk for president 2020!

Author Máximo G. ( ago)
Bien!,!,

Author Grief 1 ( ago)
when can you buy the wall packs for your house

Author RARE GAMING ( ago)
tesla is þhe best

Author anrewsin ( ago)
this is why i love samsung. bringing greatness to the world

Author Sam vs ( ago)
#FuckTesla

Author Teraen Seewai ( ago)
COME TO TRINIDAD NOW

Author El Howard ( ago)
Silly question, but wouldn't it be a more efficient use of space to put the batteries _under_ the solar panels?

Author DjTherapy ( ago)
Long Live Tesla.

Author Cinehive ( ago)
if the natives on this island were all killed it'd be so much better, disgusting polluters just like mexicans.

Author Sergeantpaprika ( ago)
God bless Tesla

Author Patti Lacey ( ago)
Solar for future! Elon thank you!

Author Nirvana O'keefe ( ago)
I live here.

Author Jan Simone Yf Xavi Hachmang - Pijpers ( ago)
Still need fossil fuel to make the solarpanels.

Author The Little Camera Channel ( ago)
Go Hawaii soon you will be a warmer more comfortable Samso :-)

Wind ASO Vs solar and ? i assume you guys could do geothermal too, the people on Samso will have to drill really deep to do that :-)

Author manillamilk m ( ago)
when they make the batteries it causes quite a lot of pollution tho

Author Joshua Phillips ( ago)
I love clean energy! the 11 dislikes though.. they're like fuck the planet who needs it anyway.

Author Tesla Princess ( ago)
Exciting and cool!

Author Hello World ( ago)
Now let's get started on the whole world

Author Jeff DIxon ( ago)
Can I please please please have some demo units to put on my home in sc?

Author Jessica Melgoza ( ago)
Tesla is the future

Author Andrew Arroyo ( ago)
This is just so cool

Author V E C T R O N Gaming ( ago)
Tesla is the future

Author Dmitriy ( ago)
Mask to the president of the Earth!

Author Andrew Zimmerman ( ago)
So in order to power it during the day, you'll have to cover the whole island with solar panels. That would be funny to see.

Author Toon M ( ago)
I WANT TO LIVE ON HAWAII!! HAWAII FTW!

Author Jacob Plocharsky ( ago)
Today Kauai, Tomorrow the World...

Author mbanksj ( ago)
so awesome

Author Felix Miller ( ago)
fake news .

clean coal is far way better than this solar thing.

Author GamerVet ( ago)
I was born in Hana, Maui, but have never been back since that day. Can anyone tell me about it?

Or better, is there anyone here who happens to live there?

Author maxkiki ( ago)
The oil age will end.

Author PSGamer ( ago)
Is there a Mini version I could buy so I can stop paying my electric bill? ^_^

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