Elon Musk: We’re Willing to Rebuild Puerto Rico Grid with Solar, Batteries

Posted: October 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Puerto Rica currently imports and burns oil to generate electricity – an extremely expensive and inefficient system costing many residents $250 or more per month.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

puerto_natgardCNN Money:

Elon Musk is offering to solve Puerto Rico’s energy crisis — for the long haul.

Millions of Puerto Ricans are living in the dark at home after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island, knocking out its already fragile electric grid. Two weeks later, only 9% of residents have electricity, according to Puerto Rican government figures.

Musk, the CEO of electric-car maker Tesla (TSLA), suggested his company’s solar power unitcould be a long-term solution.

“The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico,” Musk tweeted Thursday morning, adding that the decision is up to Puerto Rican government officials.

They didn’t take long to respond.

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Comments
  1. Puerto Rico needs to be rebuilt. Now is the time to go completely solar. Let it become the renewable energy jewel of America. (That should stick in tRump’s craw.)

  2. With so many fleeing the island, will there be enough people left to help re-build, I wonder.

  3. Good point, Shelby. I imagine some people are too poor to flee. A lot of Puerto Ricans are still dying, as well. Something the corporate media doesn’t cover. Apparently a number of their elderly and disabled have conditions that make it impossible to survive in that climate without electricity.

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