But it is already a reality. It has already been demonstrated by Elon Musk's company in the Fiji islands and on the island of Taù, both in the antipodes. Now Tesla has achieved it on the island of Kauai, in the archipelago of Hawaii (USA).
Specifically, Tesla, through its photovoltaic energy subsidiary, has built a 13 MW power plant with more than 55,000 solar panels on the island.
In addition, together with the installation, it has placed up to 272 PowerPack 2 units, the equivalent of 52 MWh, one of its largest energy storage contracts to date.
Tesla will supply photovoltaic energy to the entire island. In total, about 30,000 users who will benefit exponentially in their electricity bill. The company has signed a 20-year PPA contract and will supply the electricity at a price of 13.9 cents kWh.
This amount is a third of what they paid so far with fuel on the island.
According to Tesla itself, the island of Kauai will stop consuming 6 million liters of diesel, with the consequent reduction of emissions into the atmosphere.
In order to better understand the project, we leave you with this video in which he explains everything.
The Energy Newspaper