Solar Island

Ta’u

is a tiny island in the pacific, part of American Samoa. It now gets all of its electricity from solar power after SolarCity installed a 1.6 MW micro grid. The grid is linked to 60 Tesla PowerWall batteries so that islanders can use spare electricity after the sun has set. Prior to installing the micro grid the islanders used diesel generators to produce power so the island is now energy self sufficient and carbon neutral. The 500,000 litres of fuel offset have reduced CO2e emissions by around 125 tons per year.