This Island Is Now Powered Almost Entirely by Solar Energy
- Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
- Length: 3 mins
- Release date: 11-24-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: The Washington Post
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A small island in American Samoa is making the switch from diesel generators to 100 percent renewable energy. Ta’u, the easternmost of the Samoan islands, has just been equipped with a new microgrid, with 1.4 megawatts of solar generation capacity and 6 megawatt-hours of battery storage. It’s enough to power the entire island — both night and day.
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