Tesla releases incredible view of its new solar power station, 13MW with 54,978 solar panels

The 13-megawatts solar energy station with 52-megawatts hour storage capacity will power Hawaii at night.


The Hawaiian Island of Kauai plans to generate 70 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2030 and to completely wean itself from fossil-generated electricity by 2045.

Currently, Kauai burns millions of gallons of fossil fuels annually to produce energy at night. Until now.

YOUR BRAND. DELIVERED.

We assist in presenting your idea, service or product to the market.

We complement your marketing team – from conceiving the idea to creating the story to fueling the conversation around your brand.
SEE HOW THIS BENEFITS YOU

In its biggest project yet, since the company acquired the solar cell giant SolarCity, Tesla just built a 13-megawatt solar power station on the island. The installation consists of 54,978 solar panels covering 44 acres (18 hectares).

The solar cells will charge a 52-megawatt hour Tesla Powerpack battery station storing the 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.

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

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.

More Stories From Around the Web:



  1. It was fantastic project and will be furue energy , could you share the cost of project since the storage cost still a problem . What’s the business model PPA or others model .
    Regards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What to Read Next:

Saskatoon Light and Power proposes $3.5 million solar power plant

In a fit to build up its solar power capacity, Saskatoon Light & Power is looking to add clean energy...

Mandatory state policies work best to curb power plant emissions, study finds

Nature Climate Change published the analysis, which shows that policies with mandatory compliance are associated with the largest reductions in...

FortWhyte Alive launches Winnipeg’s largest solar facility

FortWhyte Alive is now home to Winnipeg’s largest solar power plant. The 60kW solar farm, installed on a 640-acre nature...

Sono Motors unveils its solar-powered car

After a successful crowdfunding, SONO MOTORS has finally revealed what could be the very first solar-powered electric car to hit...

India’s solar ambitions face the risk of a bubble

The recent auction to build the 500-megawatt Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan was one of the lowest prices for solar...