Elon Musk Offers to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico's Power Grid

The Tesla founder wants to bring solar power and independent batteries to the island.

By //Tech

Elon Musk took to Twitter recently to discuss what could be his next large-scale project. In wake of what the island of Puerto Rico has been through after Hurricane Maria, the Tesla founder stated that his company has the solar power technology to help rebuild the region’s power grid from the ground up. ”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, too,” Musk tweeted.

Of those to take notice of Musk’s offer was Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosello. Rosello extended his hand out to Musk and offered to begin talks of potentially using solar power and independent batteries to help bring power back to the island. “Do you want to show the world the power and scalability of your Tesla Technologies? PR could be that flagship project.”

The project would be similar to the one Tesla’s SolarCity started on Ta’u in American Samoa. There, the company installed a solar grid large enough to not only power the entire island, but store enough energy to last three days without any sun. With talks between Musk and the Puerto Rican government still in the preliminary stages, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any updates surrounding this situation.

Read Full Article
TeslaElon Musk

You may also like

Elon Musk's Thailand Rescue Submarine Is "Not Practical"
Tech

Elon Musk's Thailand Rescue Submarine Is "Not Practical"

The Thai prime minister is “very touched” by his offer to help.
9,623 Hypes 28 Comments
Elon Musk Is Reportedly Still Seeking Funding to Take Tesla Private
Automotive

Elon Musk Is Reportedly Still Seeking Funding to Take Tesla Private

He could face penalties for fraud if his “funding secured” statement is deemed false.
4,346 Hypes 9 Comments
SpaceX to Launch NASA's Most Powerful Telescope for Alien Planet Discovery
Tech

SpaceX to Launch NASA's Most Powerful Telescope for Alien Planet Discovery

Hunting down exoplanets the size of Earth.
2,202 Hypes 3 Comments
Tesla's Model 3 Production Is Reportedly Delayed Due to Flawed Parts
Automotive

Tesla's Model 3 Production Is Reportedly Delayed Due to Flawed Parts

With up to 40% of parts needing work.
3,185 Hypes 3 Comments
Elon Musk's Flamethrowers Have Arrived
Tech

Elon Musk's Flamethrowers Have Arrived

The first 1,000 units were picked up by customers today.
51,624 Hypes 27 Comments


What to Read Next

C.J. McCollum Inks Sneaker Deal With Li-Ning
Footwear

C.J. McCollum Inks Sneaker Deal With Li-Ning

The Portland Trail Blazers guard leaves Nike for the Chinese sneaker company.

New 'Justice League' Trailer Premiered at New York Comic Con
Entertainment

New 'Justice League' Trailer Premiered at New York Comic Con

Our first look at the film after a change in directors.

The Michigan Lake House Is a Modernist's Take on the Humble Log Cabin
Design

The Michigan Lake House Is a Modernist's Take on the Humble Log Cabin

A treat for Le Corbusier fans.


DELUXE and Hanes Drop "Quali-Tee" White T-Shirt Value Packs
Fashion

DELUXE and Hanes Drop "Quali-Tee" White T-Shirt Value Packs

Time to stock up.

SQUARE ENIX Combines Manga and VR for 'Project Hikari'
Entertainment

SQUARE ENIX Combines Manga and VR for 'Project Hikari'

Catch the demo at NYCC.

Facebook Launches Workplace Chat App With Game-Changing Function
Tech

Facebook Launches Workplace Chat App With Game-Changing Function

The new Slack?

More ▾