Sheep and Solar Panels? Not a Baaa-d Idea!

A new solar plant in Hawaii relies on a flock of sheep to keep vegetation from growing over its panels. The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s new 28MW facility in Lawai has employed the services of 300 of the animals to keep the former sugar plantation’s 155-acre fields suitably trimmed. The …

Tesla Now Powers this Island with Solar Energy

American automaker Tesla has recently built a solar energy project in Kauai in Hawaii, The Verge reported. The Kauai project consists of a 52 megawatt-hour battery installation plus a 13 megawatt SolarCity solar farm, it said. Tesla and the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), the power company that ordered the …