Musk: Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid


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Tesla founder, Elon Musk seems positive that he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with batteries and solar power from his company.

“The Tesla team has [built solar grids] for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Such a decision would be in the hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR.”





The Hill reports, Tesla can really do this, they have already done similar project with the American Samoa and
 Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative in Hawaii. Though the population was much samller than Puerto rico but Musk assured that his operation can be scaled up to meet the demand

As of now, less than 10 percent of the island is powered. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló made an announcement the other day that electricity restoration could take one month to only a quarter of households in the territory.

 however, Puerto rico has already received hundreds of Tesla Batteries to help with storing of power.