This Island Earth | Elon Musk lights the way with solar-powered island

There’s seemingly little Elon Musk can’t do if he puts his mind to it.

And for those of us who care about the environment, this is a really great thing. From reusable rockets and hyperloops to his incredibly popular electric car, Musk seems to be happily applying his talents to single-handedly inventing the sustainable future the world desperately needs.

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Taking Solar Power to the next level The future is sustainable for Elon Musk

Now with his recent acquisition of SolarCity, Musk has provided further evidence that he really means business when it comes to sustainability.

In a recently revealed demonstration, Musk announced that they are now running the entire island of Ta’u, the largest in the U.S. territory of American Samoa, on solar, showing the reach of their new energy system.

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Solar powered Ta’u 44 square kilometers and a population of 900

“Ta’u now hosts a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid that can supply nearly 100 percent of the island’s power needs from renewable energy,” SolarCity-Tesla wrote in a blog post. “The system is expected to offset the use of more than 109,500 gallons of diesel per year.”

Elon Musk is creating the world’s most audacious clean energy company, speeding up the move away from fossil fuels and this is great news for us and the environment.

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