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  • Tesla is apparently significantly ramping up its effort to help rebuild the power grid in Puerto Rico after it was destroyed by hurricanes last year.

    Almost 1 million ratepayers of the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority on the island of Puerto Rico were reportedly without power today.

    In this July 20 photo, solar panels installed by Tesla, power a community of 12 homes in the mountain town of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.

    A few hundred Puerto Ricans still haven't recovered electricity service since Hurricane Maria hit Sept. As Puerto Rico experienced major, enduring power shortages and reconnecting the power grid will take at least another 24 hours, Tesla has jumped on the news to help expand the solar and battery grid on the island to become more self-sufficient. Please sign in to add a comment. Puerto Rico power officials further noted that they are prioritizing the restoration of electricity in key locations first, such as hospitals and banking centers.

    Elon Musk pushes more Tesla battery installs as blackout hits Puerto Rico

    Ten months after Hurricane Maria, Adjuntas still loses power any time a heavy rain or wind pounds the rickety power lines feeding this town high in the central mountains of Puerto Rico. That leaves its 20, people once again in the dark, without light, fresh water or air conditioning—except for a handful of homes and businesses glowing in the night thanks to solar energy. The people of Adjuntas call those places "cucubanos," an indigenous Puerto Rican firefly.

    They're part of a small but growing movement to provide the U. A scattering of hardware stores, barbershops and corner stores across the island are embracing solar energy, trying to wean themselves off a state-owned power company that remains heavily dependent on imported petroleum. The numbers remain small—a few dozen or hundreds out of millions of power users—but power industry officials and environmentalists are closely watching this as a test of whether Puerto Rico can make a large-scale switch to renewable, off-grid energy.

    Currently, renewables represent 4 percent of generation at Puerto Rico's power company, against a U. Even so, "Puerto Rico can be an experimental workshop for solar and wind," Rep. Darren Soto, a Florida Democrat, said at a congressional hearing Wednesday.

    While Adjuntas is dotted with solar-powered islands, a community of 12 homes in the mountain town of Las Piedras still lacks central power and is operating exclusively on solar energy provided by Tesla, the high-tech maker of electric cars and other power products. It installed solar panels on a plot of land owned by resident Jose Santana. Santana, an electronics technician, said he loves the smartphone app that lets him monitor the solar-charged Tesla batteries.

    He said the government should consider going solar and dumping the current "archaic" power grid. It's time to start making changes. As in Las Piedras, some solar users are relying on corporations and nonprofit groups to donate the expensive equipment. Others have become so exasperated with continuing outages that they are taking it upon themselves to install their own systems. I have a salsa orchestra. I know nothing about electricity," said Felix Torres, who recently installed nine solar panels on the roof of his home, perched on a mountain in the eastern city of Caguas.

    But we should not depend so much on the government. They already have their hands full. Torres recently joined nearly two dozen other people at a three-day workshop to learn about the costs and lifespans of solar systems, the equipment required and precautions they need to consider.

    The clip-clop of horses interrupted their chatter as the sun set on hills where electricity returned several months ago. Many at the workshop pulled out their power bills along with pens and notebooks as they made comparisons and shared their frustrations. Among them was Jose Barreto, who set up a makeshift solar system at his house in the mountain town of Guavate. In this July 20 photo, a trailer with batteries and inverters from the Tesla, is parked on top of a hill in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.

    Las Piedras still lacks central power is operating exclusively on solar energy provided by Tesla, the high-tech maker of electric cars and other power products, which installed solar panels on a plot of land owned by resident Jose Santana. Rivera Pichardo "It hasn't collapsed because God is merciful," he said, grumbling that his wife insists on washing and ironing at night, sucking up precious battery life.

    A few hundred Puerto Ricans still haven't recovered electricity service since Hurricane Maria hit Sept. Crews are trying to fortify the unstable grid in the middle of this year's hurricane season. When the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl passed through in early July, up to 47, customers were left without lights, although most of the power was restored the same day.

    In Depth - Tesla Gets Power Running in Puerto Rico



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