Published on October 1st, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan0
Tesla Powerwalls + Solar Panels Sent To Puerto Rico
October 1st, 2017 by Cynthia Shahan
Puerto Rico has been ravaged and is facing significant loss of human life and harm to human life, among other things. Lack of drinking water, dehydration, food scarcity, and so many other problems are facing the Americans living there. The electric power grid in Puerto Rico is gone.
Bloomberg reports that Tesla is sending hundreds of its Powerwall battery systems to be paired with solar panels. The joint systems will help the battered island territory restore electric power. The company said that some of the systems are already there. Others are on the way.
Time is of the essence, and Puerto Rico has needed more aid than it has gotten. Bloomberg continues: “The company has employees on the ground to install them and is working with local organizations to identify locations.” In case you haven’t been paying close attention, the island is still largely without electricity.
It is difficult to underestimate the suffering. I spoke with a person today who was in Miami for Andrew in 1992. Andrew was an immense and also devastating storm. She said that while the news was reporting 20 dead, she had a friend working in law enforcement who was handling body bags for far more than that.
Mia Farrow’s Twitter highlights the BBC’s report that 55% of people are without drinking water, up from 44% the past four days.
BREAKING US Army says 55% of "customers" (1.87m people) on Puerto Rico have no drinking water, up from 44% (1.5m) in the past four days.
— James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) September 30, 2017
Thanks to Tesla for the help getting people some electricity. I do hope the water is being dropped in by the US National Guard soon.