Remote island goes green with solar grid

A remote island in American Samoa has adopted renewable power. Ta’u has installed solar panels, battery storage and a 1.4MW micro-grid to supply nearly 100% of its energy needs. The island’s 600 residents previously relied on diesel generators to produce electricity, which were expensive, noisy and unreliable. Homes, schools, hospital and businesses grew used to rationing power until their next shipment of fuel and often suffered inconvenient power outages. The […]