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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ur vidéo it s son cool

xIAMDAVExxIAMDAVEx (3 days ago)
So does this farm now power the entire island or just part of it?

Àlvaro Gabriel Perez NavarreteÀlvaro Gabriel Perez Navarrete (7 days ago)
Que mágico!! ✋🏼🇨🇱

MemeCreators ForTrumpMemeCreators ForTrump (9 days ago)
Thank you Sudan slave laborers for our solar panels

Matthew LianoMatthew Liano (13 days ago)
Please bring this to the big island!!!

San Patricio Cébaco PanamáSan Patricio Cébaco Panamá (24 days ago)

Brandon MacielBrandon Maciel (1 month ago)
we need this in houston

Kenji GunawanKenji Gunawan (1 month ago)
Why is it always 1080p?

Caden BiglerCaden Bigler (1 month ago)
Tesla will be the most revolutionizing company in the 21st century.

LarchevisLarchevis (1 month ago)
Шляпа, потому что под выработку энергии нельзя использовать сельхозугодья. Для этого надо использовать крыши зданий.

Kahurangi MillinKahurangi Millin (1 month ago)
What's the music called?

Paul MillerPaul Miller (2 months ago)
does this solar array also power the island during the day?

Sean HisemanSean Hiseman (2 months ago)
35 people work for fossil fuel companies

karthik shahapurkarthik shahapur (2 months ago)
Mind-blowing job by Telsa!
Thank God, Elon Musk was born.

Àlex BÀlex B (2 months ago)
In Spain we have sun more than 90% of the days, we need that!

CalienteFrijolesCalienteFrijoles (2 months 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.

Memodo GmbH & Co. KGMemodo GmbH & Co. KG (2 months ago)
Great work Tesla! Really inspiring and exciting projects that are taking huge steps in terms of a clean energy revolution.

zodiacfmlzodiacfml (2 months 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.

b2 Updatesb2 Updates (2 months ago)
for history of electric car visit here to see

Arnav BhallaArnav Bhalla (2 months ago)
Tesla is the best!

Ezra FleishmanEzra Fleishman (2 months ago)
So awesome!!! What song is this?

fergie2200fergie2200 (2 months 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).

ozzycarnutozzycarnut (2 months 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.

kelvin chengkelvin cheng (2 months ago)
what a great company

drskeletonedrskeletone (2 months ago)
so , you eliminated green areas to build your solar plant , can't you find another solution?

Joaquín ClavijoJoaquín Clavijo (2 months ago)
This is awesome!!!!!

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

Logan BrooksLogan Brooks (2 months 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...

kauilapelekauilapele (2 months 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).

Kevin DyerKevin Dyer (2 months ago)
He has a position on a singular council and can make no policy decisions. Meanwhile Trump is trying to bring back America's coal dependency, and remove federal subsidies for renewables, so no, I wouldn't say the Trump administration is much of a helpful ally to Elon or any other green advocate. Especially since his appointment to the EPA is a climate change denier who doesn't believe CO2 causes significant damage to our atmosphere.

David McManamonDavid McManamon (2 months ago)
Very impressive. I wonder how long the batteries are expected to last?

David BlalockDavid Blalock (2 months 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.

Litty IitLitty Iit (2 months ago)
Tag David dobrik lmao

eustagoesouteustagoesout (2 months ago)
environmentally better but holy guacamole does it take up so much land! perhaps that's why so dependent on fossils aye?

ToxikoToxiko (2 months ago)
eustagoesout Actually we could power the whole world with placing a solar power plant as big as austria in Africa. You can Google it. (its not quite the size of austria i just guessed which country is similar to the needed size)

UTubeGlennARUTubeGlennAR (2 months 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............

konsul2006konsul2006 (2 months ago)
I dont get it... why cant each house have their own?

sahiel5sahiel5 (2 months 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

Walter SanchezWalter Sanchez (2 months ago)
Make one in Miami!

ItsYaBoiMikeyItsYaBoiMikey (2 months ago)
My dog died can I get 10 likes 😭😭

futebolcapixabatvfutebolcapixabatv (2 months ago)
CIA gonna hack it and blow up this place

DrinksforGEEKS Hammer & AxDrinksforGEEKS Hammer & Ax (2 months 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?

DrinksforGEEKS Hammer & AxDrinksforGEEKS Hammer & Ax (2 months ago)
karthik11512 I get what Tesla is doing is a good thing. I'm just saying It's kind of hard to believe the next rich person to come to Hawaii with big ideas is for the little people. When all we see is companies making money off our land and the people here get nothing back. Look at Hawaii history on how we were a Kingdom to a property of US and then a state. This did not happen by the US Government, but by rich greedy companies. Tesla maybe good for our state, but lets see first what this all intends to be. We Hawaiians have been mislead to many times in History and it time to call some of their BS out.

karthik11512karthik11512 (2 months ago)
DrinksforGEEKS Hammer & Ax You can't compare Elon to mark, Mark zuckerburg is an asswipe buying up your land probably to build a mansion or something. What Tesla is doing is actually providing you something of value. I think it would be awesome if Tesla could become your electric utility in the future. No dependence on burning diesel for electricity.

21st Century21st Century (2 months ago)
I like how there is still green under them.

Fuzzy PuppetFuzzy Puppet (2 months ago)
Epic !

William RemsenWilliam Remsen (2 months ago)
An excellent start. Multiply by 10 or 100 and we will see a nice impact! 😊

Dani MorrowDani Morrow (2 months ago)
*dang, bring this over to Oahu please & thnx*

Mountain BreezeMountain Breeze (2 months ago)
they will never do this in the UK, a bunch of Romanians would steal it.

Simon CarlileSimon Carlile (2 months ago)

Gabriel SmithGabriel Smith (2 months ago)
We could have this all over America if politicians could find a way to pry their heads out of each other's asses

John SmithJohn Smith (2 months 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.

keven zenikeven zeni (2 months ago)
I guess im gunna have to move there !!!!

LittleBit OfEverythingLittleBit OfEverything (2 months ago)
Mahalo for taking care of our 'Āina Tesla

That's How They Do ItThat's How They Do It (2 months ago)
Freemason Satan worshippers musk knows the earth is flat.

Agent ZeroAgent Zero (2 months 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

John LesslieJohn Lesslie (2 months ago)

Patrick HoranPatrick Horan (2 months ago)
Yo solar power this c0ck

Grape PapaGrape Papa (2 months ago)
Childish Gambino

PikminimanPikminiman (2 months ago)
I've never been to Hawaii, but damn that is a beautiful place.

Rudy CamiloRudy Camilo (2 months ago)
They actually did this on another island in the carribean

Liemciemdk89Liemciemdk89 (2 months ago)
oil companies thumbs down

BornIntoMusicBornIntoMusic (2 months ago)

Davidcorner111Davidcorner111 (2 months ago)
Save us ELON

linglingjrlinglingjr (2 months 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?

UtsusemiUtsusemi (2 months ago)
this is really freaking cool

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

xenolovegoodxenolovegood (2 months ago)

Snes0229Snes0229 (2 months ago)

The EJ McCarthyThe EJ McCarthy (2 months ago)
this is dope

Will CeeWill Cee (2 months ago)
Glad to see they're living up to their name, Tesla always wanted to improve energy sources for the world

Charles Mortenson19Charles Mortenson19 (2 months ago)
Absolutely world-changing what you guys at tesla are doing... keep up the incredible work

Neb88Neb88 (2 months 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.

Edgar ArveloEdgar Arvelo (2 months ago)
Why dont we have these solar parks throughout the US?

Aiden MarkavichAiden Markavich (2 months ago)
whos watching 2017 leave a like

Health FitnessHealth Fitness (2 months ago)
This comment won't puff up your ego, sorry. :(

Nathan ShortNathan Short (2 months ago)
13MW isn't much at all

Reed WilsonReed Wilson (2 months ago)
I feel like Tesla is going to start the next generation

EveryCrazyDayEveryCrazyDay (2 months ago)
Protect the aina! Awesome work Tesla

Boss94Minecraft&MoreBoss94Minecraft&More (2 months ago)
What happens when clouds cover up the sky

Colorado SkibumColorado Skibum (2 months ago)
Boss94Minecraft&More it's literally always sunny

Rud DogRud Dog (2 months ago)
?? What happens to all those batteries and solar panels when they can't generate electricity??

karthik11512karthik11512 (2 months ago)
Rud Dog Tesla batteries are in a closed loop, after the batteries lose their ability to store energy they are transported to the Gigafactory where they have dedicated space for recycling. Because batteries are not burning anything all the original material is still there, but changed in composition. They will use the recycled material to create new batteries at the same factory. As for the panels, the panels never actually stop creating energy, but after 30-40 years they will start to degrade and produce less power. The Solar gigafactory in New York also has dedicated space for recycling and just like the batteries they will reuse the material in new solar panels.

AdamAdam (2 months ago)
all the inbred coal miners with no education be like b...but muh coal

karthik11512karthik11512 (2 months ago)
Dookie you can't be like that, they want jobs they litteraly got hammered after 2008. It would be super beneficial if they had the opportunity to be trained on installing solar panels.

HoesayHoesay (2 months ago)
Where's David doughbrick

2thermal2thermal (2 months ago)
Elon Musk for president 2020!

Máximo G.Máximo G. (2 months ago)

Grief 1Grief 1 (2 months ago)
when can you buy the wall packs for your house

tesla is þhe best

anrewsinanrewsin (2 months ago)
this is why i love samsung. bringing greatness to the world

Sam vsSam vs (2 months ago)

Teraen SeewaiTeraen Seewai (2 months ago)

El HowardEl Howard (2 months ago)
Silly question, but wouldn't it be a more efficient use of space to put the batteries _under_ the solar panels?

DjTherapyDjTherapy (2 months ago)
Long Live Tesla.

卐 (2 months ago)
if the natives on this island were all killed it'd be so much better, disgusting polluters just like mexicans.

SergeantpaprikaSergeantpaprika (2 months ago)
God bless Tesla

Patti LaceyPatti Lacey (2 months ago)
Solar for future! Elon thank you!

Nirvana O'keefeNirvana O'keefe (2 months ago)
I live here.

Jan Simone Yf Xavi Hachmang - PijpersJan Simone Yf Xavi Hachmang - Pijpers (2 months ago)
Still need fossil fuel to make the solarpanels.

PvMVertigoPvMVertigo (2 months ago)
But does it take 1.6 million barrels of it on a yearly basis?

The Little Camera ChannelThe Little Camera Channel (2 months 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 :-)

manillamilk mmanillamilk m (2 months ago)
when they make the batteries it causes quite a lot of pollution tho

Joshua PhillipsJoshua Phillips (2 months ago)
I love clean energy! the 11 dislikes though.. they're like fuck the planet who needs it anyway.

Tesla PrincessTesla Princess (2 months ago)
Exciting and cool!

Hello WorldHello World (2 months ago)
Now let's get started on the whole world

Jeff DIxonJeff DIxon (2 months ago)
Can I please please please have some demo units to put on my home in sc?

Jessica MelgozaJessica Melgoza (2 months ago)
Tesla is the future

Andrew ArroyoAndrew Arroyo (2 months ago)
This is just so cool

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