Tesla turns power back on at Children’s Hospital in Puerto Rico

 
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A big, huge “THANK YOU” is going out to Tesla who used its solar panels and batteries to restore reliable electricity to San Juan’s Hospital del Niño (Children’s Hospital). According to Elon Musk, the company’s founder, these are “the first of many solar+battery Tesla projects going live in Puerto Rico.” 1

And this success comes less than three weeks after Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rossello tweeted on Oct. 6, “Great initial conversation with @elonmusk tonight. Teams are now talking; exploring opportunities.” 2

Since being posted to Instagram on Tuesday, Tesla’s image of the project’s solar array in a parking lot next to the hospital has been liked more than 84,000 times.

“The hospital’s new system allows it to generate all the energy it needs, according to El Nuevo Dia. The facility has 35 permanent residents with chronic conditions; it also offers services to some 3,000 young patients, the newspaper says. As for who is paying for the power system, the head of the hospital tells Nuevo Dia that for now, it’s a donation — and that after the energy crisis is over, a deal could make it permanent.” 3

Currently, millions of Puerto Ricans are relying on generators for electricity as the island’s Electric Power Authority is only operating at 25 percent; rebuilding Puerto Rico’s power grid “is expected to take months and to cost as much as $5 billion.”4

But Tesla isn’t the only tech company trying to help Puerto Rico; Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has deployed balloons from its Project Loon to the territory, to help parts of the island reconnect after most of its phone system went down (Alphabet can help phone users with messaging and some web browsing).5








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Sources and References

  1. NPR, October 25, 2017.
  2. NPR, October 25, 2017.
  3. NPR, October 25, 2017.
  4. NPR, October 25, 2017.
  5. NPR, October 25, 2017.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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  • sanduchi

    God bless Tesla.

  • Gayla

    Yeah, shame he died bankrupt, after the big car manufactures completely shut him down. Now they are taking all his patents and using them for their own gain.

  • sanduchi

    You are so right Gayle and it is disgustingly similar as it was J P Morgan who backed that low life Edison, who sought to take Teslas ideas and not even pay him what he promised he would pay him. Then as now men like J P Morgan used their great wealth for evil instead of good and NEVER was it then or now that those inventions could be for the good of our citizens, rather it was all about greed, ego without a thought for the greater good.

  • rebecca

    they stole alot of his ideas too..

  • rebecca

    ticks me off so bad to hear know this!

  • sanduchi

    I do believe that we as women have the ability to change that and a lot more in this country. Younger women are seeing how so many of us were and are Hero’sand inventors and teachers and strong, caring business owners. We are and do care and are fair minded. Those qualities will lead this country to its greatness.