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    Tesla completes another microgrid project with Powerpacks – powering an island in North Carolina

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    The small community on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina, where the famous pirate Blackbeard died in 1718, is powered through an undersea cable connecting to the mainland. Ocracoke has often had prolonged outages especially following recent hurricanes or bad weather. The island’s 3-megawatt diesel generator kicks in during those times, but now they want to compensate with a battery system for energy storage connected with a small solar array.

    Tesla recently delivered 10 Powerpacks to the local utility, Tideland Electric Membership Corporation, and they installed the 1 MWh system yesterday. more…

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    Why a small solar array??? Solar pays itself back in 5-7 years. Why not do away with the generator and put up a huge solar array? In combination with the power packs.
     

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