06 Dec '17, 1pm

Tesla Installs Six More Battery Systems in Puerto Rico in 'Humanitarian Effort'

After deploying a solar and battery system to a children's hospital in San Juan this October, Tesla has installed six more similar systems to help power the hurricane -wrecked islands of Vieques and Culebra in Puerto Rico . In a statement to Bloomberg , Governor Ricardo Rossello's office said that Tesla installed the new units as “a humanitarian effort." More than two months have passed since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's already weakened electric grid. Restoration of power has been set back by frequent outages and mired in controversy (i.e. Whitefish Energy ). Electric capacity is only at 68 percent after the Sept. 20 storm hit. As reported by Electrek , Tesla's Powerpack systems on Vieques and Culebra will act as microgrids until the main grid connected via underwater cables switches back on. The packs will help provide the 8,825 people in Vieques and 1,797 in ...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/tesla-puerto-rico-solar-battery-...

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