We recently reported about a few island destinations that are utilizing solar arrays, microgrids and Tesla Powerpacks to either assist the power infrastructure or completely power the island. Tesla just delivered 20 more Powerpacks to a Fiji island resort that is going 100% green.
A look at the PowerSmart microgrid
Vunabaka's award-winning Six Senses Residences and resort will open in late 2017, boasting 60 villas and 26 pools, along with a hotel. It is located on the Mamanuca Group island of Malolo in the Fiji Islands.
New Zealand's PowerSmart is the company responsible for the construction of the microgrid. The specialty company works with commercial level "off-grid" solar systems and is turning to Tesla Powerpacks.
Other builders in the area are following suit. While each independent resort or residence area will build its own solar arrays, the developers are teaming up on the Tesla Powerpacks. Like the Ocracoke Island situation in North Carolina's Outer Banks, as Powerpack utilization increases, old diesel generators will be eliminated from the equation.