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Tesla batteries boost Kauai solar facility

  • COURTESY TESLA MOTORS INC.

    An aerial photograph, above, shows the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s 13-megawatt solar system on 50 acres of Grove Farm property north of Lihue.

  • COURTESY TESLA MOTORS INC.

    The solar system is connected to Tesla Motors Inc. Powerpacks, above, which store enough power to service 4,500 homes.

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, whose grid has maxed out on the amount of solar it can take, has connected Tesla Powerpacks to get the island’s largest solar system online. Read more

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