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Tesla is helping Kauai in Hawai’i get rid of fossil fuels by going solar. A solar farm will generate 13MW of electricity and store excess in 272 large commercial batteries. Tesla is also planning to do the same for Ta’u in Somoa. Islands are particularly good demonstration sites for renewable energy projects because it is readily apparent that they aren’t receiving energy from a larger remote grid. Besides the benefits of burning less fossil fuels, the task of transporting the fuel to the islands is also largely eliminated. Fossil fuels are still needed for vehicles and other machinery, though the economics of island solar may shift that balance as well. Paradise takes many forms.

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