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American Samoan Island converts to TESLA clean energy

TESLA converts American Samoan Island from 100% diesel to 100% solar energy

The American Samoan island of T’au now gets 1.4 megawatts of clean energy from SolarCity solar panels combined with 60 TESLA PowerPack batteries, totalling 6-megawatt hours of battery storage – and was completed within one year from project start to finish.

SolarCity says the island will now save millions of dollars by not having to purchase more than 109,500 gallons of diesel annually that provided only a few hours of electricity every day.

SolarCity yesterday morning said that Tesla Motors’ shareholders approved the company’s merger with SolarCity, one of the biggest residential solar energy contractors in…

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U.S. Energy Rates by State

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Our energy comes from many sources, including coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables.

As nonrenewable sources such as coal diminish due to market forces and consumer preference, the need for renewable energy sources grows.

Some U.S. states satisfy their growing renewable energy needs with wind, solar and hydropower.

Wind: Texas has the capacity to generate 18,500 megawatts hours of electricity through wind, and expects to add another 5,000 megawatts of wind generation capacity from facilities under construction.

Solar: California’s solar farms and small-scale solar power systems have 14,000 megawatts of solar power generating capacity.

Hydroelectric: Washington state hydroelectric power produces two-thirds of its net electricity.

Information courtesy of ChooseEnergy.com

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