Clean Technica, 21st August 2018
A new Tesla video titled “Tesla Powerpack in Samoa” offers an uplifting message about the power and promise of renewable energy in the world’s most remote regions. American Samoa has long been dependent on diesel power for electricity generation, but the territory is beginning a transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy independence.
The American Samoa Renewable Energy Committee has adopted a goal of getting 50% of American Samoa’s energy from renewable energy resources by 2025 and 100% by 2040. Tesla energy technology is contributing significantly to these American Samoa efforts.
The need for American Samoa to develop alternatives to its nearly 100% fossil fuel reliance for energy rose exponentially in the last decade. With constantly fluctuating energy prices, the September 2009 earthquake and tsunami, and new understandings about the place and importance of renewable energy for climate change action, American Samoa has dedicated itself to implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy technology.