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Puerto Rico administrator says ‘Let’s talk’ after Elon Musk offers to solve a island’s energy crisis


Puerto Rico’s energy grid has been many demolished in a arise of whirly Maria. It now has a once in a lifetime event to reconstruct and a island’s administrator Ricardo Rossello wants to have a discuss with Elon Musk about his new offer to use Tesla batteries and solar energy for a a job.

Only 10 percent of a island has energy during a impulse and, according to the Puerto Rico state-owned electric company, some communities won’t be means to spin a lights behind on for 4 to 6 months.

Musk tweeted yesterday he could be a one to reconstruct Puerto Rico’s electricity complement regulating eccentric batteries and solar power.

“The Tesla group has finished this for many smaller islands around a universe though there is no scalability limit, so it can be finished for Puerto Rico too,” Musk wrote.

Governor Rossello tweeted during Musk shortly after with, “Let’s talk. Do we wish to uncover a universe a energy and scalability of your #TeslaTechnologies? PR could be that flagship project.”

Puerto Rico’s arch creation officer Glorimar Ripoli is also on board. “As a Government’s CINO, we entirely support this! Let’s build a Puerto Rico we all wish by innovation,” she tweeted.

The genuine doubt is if this articulate will spin into action.

Tesla has already shipped hundreds of a Powerwall battery systems to Puerto Rico and Tesla employees are now bustling installing them and training locals how to continue a process.

Musk also has a story of branch Twitter chats into something more. He struck a understanding to build a battery plant in South Australia formed on a tweet with Atlassian owner and Australian Mike Cannon-Brookes final March. Musk pennyless belligerent on a understanding final month and stands to remove $50 million if he doesn’t finish a pursuit within 100 days.

As Musk mentioned in his tweet, Tesla has combined a battery and solar energy grid for other islands, like the Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative in Hawaii and in American Samoa.

Of course, those projects were for most smaller populations than Puerto Rico. But Musk seems assured his complement can scale to accommodate a final of a island’s 3.4 million citizens.

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