Tesla’s SolarCity subsidiary today announced it has converted the entire island of Ta’u in American Samoa to solar power through a massive microgrid project.

Ta’u, a 17-square-mile island and the most populous of the Manu’a Group of atolls, is located more than 4,000 miles from the U.S. West Coast. The island, which has about 785 residents, had been powered by diesel generators and struggled with regular power rationing and outages, SolarCity CTO Peter Rive stated in a blog about the project.

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