Puerto Rico was hammered by two hurricanes last month, while Maria left the entire island and its 3.4 million residents without power and destroyed 80 per cent of its transmission and distribution infrastructure, according to the Department of Energy. "That's why Tesla is now shipping Powerwalls, Tesla's home battery pack, in Puerto Rico since homeowners with existing rooftop solar installations that are still in place can connect to the battery packs instead of the grid and power their homes". Such a decision would be in the hands of the Puerto Rican government, Public Utilities Commission, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of Puerto Rico. Tesla has installed a solar power grid on a few small islands, such as Ta'u in American Samoa.
Late Thursday, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricky Rossello expressed his interest, tweeting "Let's talk" to Musk, saying "PR could be that flagship project".
Coming up with a calculation for how big an installation Puerto Rico would need to cover its energy needs isn't just a matter of back-of-the-envelope math.
After the hurricane, almost all 2,400 miles of the island's aged power transmission lines were destroyed. Musk is said to have donated $250,000 to relief efforts. That's not bad in a domestic setting, but could be quickly devoured in Puerto Rico.
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In July, Musk announced Tesla will build what the maverick entrepreneur claims is the world's largest lithium-ion battery within 100 days, making good on a Twitter promise to ease South Australia's energy woes.
But Puerto Rico isn't a small island.
Musk has previously stepped into other energy crises around the world. It also has a solar panel business, after it acquired Solar City, co-founded by Musk's cousin Lyndon Rive, for $2.6 billion in November 2016.
Musk and Rossello would likely not be having this conversation if people had not shared their thoughts about the situation in Puerto Rico on Twitter.