Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said he will speak to Puerto Rico’s governor about helping get the hurricane-hit island’s power grid back online.
On Thursday, Musk tweeted that his company has built solar grids for many small islands, adding that there “is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too.”
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. Such a decision would be in the hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2017
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello responded early Friday saying: “Let’s talk today; I will be in touch.”
— Ricardo Rossello (@ricardorossello) October 6, 2017
Musk tweeted back saying that he would be “happy to talk.”
Last month, Puerto Rico was badly hit by Hurricane Maria. Electricity is not up and running yet and millions of citizens are struggling without basic necessities.
Tesla makes the Powerpack storage battery, which it’s deploying in other countries. For example, Musk won a contract from South Australia to install a 100 megawatt facility, which could power 30,000 homes.