29 Sep '17, 2pm

Tesla Is Sending Battery Packs to Puerto Rico for Recovery Efforts

Tesla Is Sending Battery Packs to Puerto Rico for Recovery Efforts

Tesla Inc. is sending to Puerto Rico hundreds of its Powerwall battery systems that can be paired with solar panels in an effort to help the battered island territory restore electric power, the company said Thursday. Some of the systems are already there and others are en route. The equipment is sorely needed, since the island remains largely without electricity more than a week after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sept. 20. The company has employees on the ground to install them and is working with local organizations to identify locations. “The electric power grid in Puerto Rico is totally shot,” President Donald Trump said in a tweet Thursday morning. Tesla makes electric cars and also sells batteries to consumers to combine with rooftop solar systems. It acquired solar panel installer SolarCity last year, and the company sees the combination of solar plus battery-ba...

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Tesla Sends Hundreds of Batteries to Puerto Rico

ecowatch.com 29 Sep '17, 3pm

Tesla is sending its Powerwall system to Puerto Rico as the island deals with widespread power loss in the wake of Hurrica...

Tesla is shipping hundreds of Powerwall battery...

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First introduced in 2015, the Powerwall is Tesla’s home-based battery system, which is able to store energy captured durin...

Tesla sends Powerwall batteries to Puerto Rico

Tesla sends Powerwall batteries to Puerto Rico

treehugger.com 29 Sep '17, 2pm

The company quietly helps rebuild the island's electrical systems. According to tweets from the President of the United St...

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inhabitat.com 29 Sep '17, 10am

Hurricane Maria has left swaths of Puerto Rico without power – and millions of people could have to go without electricity...

Puerto Rico electricity crisis sparks interest in renewable energy

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inhabitat.com 29 Sep '17, 10am

Hurricane Maria has left swaths of Puerto Rico without power – and millions of people could have to go without electricity...

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hypebeast.com 29 Sep '17, 8pm

JAY-Z is continuing his efforts to help with the ongoing relief efforts for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. In add...

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greentechmedia.com 29 Sep '17, 6pm

It’s been over a week since Maria tore through Puerto Rico, leaving a tangle of transmission lines in its wake. The hurric...

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stripes.com 29 Sep '17, 2pm

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday deployed a battle-tested general to coordinate military response operations in Hurri...

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Even before the storms, Puerto Rico’s economy was in a tailspin. It depends largely on manufacturing and the service indus...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Sep '17, 3am

After Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico, it quickly became clear that the destruction would pose daunting challenges...

Tesla Powerwalls + Solar Panels Sent To Puerto ...

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Puerto Rico has been ravaged and is facing significant loss of human life and harm to human life, among other things. Lack...

Tesla Providing Solar Power to Puerto Rico

Tesla Providing Solar Power to Puerto Rico

hybridcars.com 02 Oct '17, 4pm

As one of the leading alternative energy providers on the world stage, Tesla has stepped up its charitable game by sending...

USNS Comfort Departs for Puerto Rico

navy.mil 29 Sep '17, 9pm

NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk today ...

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After Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico, it quickly became clear that the destruction would pose daunting challenges...