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Tesla to Help Power Puerto Rico

Tesla to Help Power  Puerto Rico Tesla to Help Power  Puerto Rico

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said he will speak to Puerto Rico's governor about helping get the hurricane-hit island's power grid back on stream. Last week, Musk tweeted that his company has built solar grids for many small islands, adding that there "is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too," CNBC reported. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello responded: "Let's talk; I will be in touch." Musk tweeted back saying that he would be "happy to talk". Last month, Puerto Rico was badly hit by Hurricane Maria. Electricity is not up and running yet and millions of citizens are struggling without basic necessities. Tesla makes the Powerpack storage battery, which it is deploying in other countries. For example, Musk won a contract from South Australia to install a 100-megawatt facility, which could power 30,000 homes.

 

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