KIUC opens new Tesla Solar plus Storage plant

KIUC held an open house at the new Tesla Solar Farm, I was thoroughly impressed. 55 acres of solar panels, installed following the natural shape of the landscape, gently rolling hills, to be lawn-mowed by sheep, more Tesla power packs than I could previously imagine, new KIUC policy (Tesla powerwalls are permitted, and AC coupled now) super informed KIUC and Tesla company reps giving tours of the facilities and answering questions. And to make a good thing even better, Tesla Oahu brought over two fully loaded cars, a Model S and a Model X. ...
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Ride-and-Drive Event at Kauai Community Market

Blue Planet Foundation held an electric vehicle ride-and-drive event Kauai Community Market in Lihue. The enthusiasm was really encouraging and created a great energy for the day.   We had seven electric vehicles available for test drives including 3 privately owned Nissan Leafs. The Kia dealership brought 3 cars, Kia Soul EV, Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid, Kia Niro Hybrid, and  Kuhio Chevrolet brought a Chevrolet Volt. At least 23 people took over 35 test drives throughout the morning. The KCC automotive department was there with their KIA Soul EV and many volunteers as well. We are extremely grateful to Blue Planet, KCC automotive department, the dealerships and car owners that gave us your time, energy, and vehicles for the day, and thank you to all volunteers! ...
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