Welcome to Paradise: Batteries Now Included

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Welcome to Paradise: Batteries Now Included

The power grid of the future will require sunny skies above and energy storage below. Thanks to Tesla, Kauai has both.

By Amelia Urry

 When people ask Luke Evslin why he decided to live off the grid, he starts with the time he almost died.

Evslin grew up on Kauai, a nub of a former volcano at the oldest end of the Hawaiian archipelago, but he was living on nearby Oahu at the time of the accident, working and competing in races with an outrigger canoe club.