Many islands depend to a large degree on diesel or other petroleum-based fuel for electricity generation, resulting in an excessive and unpredictable cost of energy and an unacceptable dependency. Many such islands have excellent solar and wind resources, however have discovered that the penetration of PV solar panels is limited to offset only a small portion of their power needs due to their intermittency.
Terrajoule is the first large scale practical answer to this problem, with clean dispatchable solar power 24/7. This allows for local grid penetration by solar power of 80% or more. Terrajoule stabilizes grids. Its dispatchability can even mitigate the intermittency and stability problems caused by existing investments in wind and PV.