Puerto Rica currently imports and burns oil to generate electricity – an extremely expensive and inefficient system costing many residents $250 or more per month.
Elon Musk is offering to solve Puerto Rico’s energy crisis — for the long haul.
Millions of Puerto Ricans are living in the dark at home after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island, knocking out its already fragile electric grid. Two weeks later, only 9% of residents have electricity, according to Puerto Rican government figures.
Musk, the CEO of electric-car maker Tesla (solar power unitcould be a long-term solution.), suggested his company’s
“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,” Musk tweeted Thursday morning, adding that the decision is up to Puerto Rican government officials.
They didn’t take long to respond.
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