Musk Says Tesla Could Scale Up Powerpack/Solar To Untie Puerto Rico From Grid, Talks Could Soon Be Underway
Following tragedy in Puerto Rico, the electric grid has been called into question.
In steps Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
When asked if Musk could go in and rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric system with Power Packs and solar, Musk responded with one of those new, longer Tweets:
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
Musk’s response was met with positive vibe. Even Ricardo Rosello, the Governor of Puerto Rico & President of the New Progressive Party, chimed in:
Rosello then Tweeted again this morning:
And Musk responded:
If Tesla takes on this task, there’s no doubt it will become among the largest such installations in the world. And it will surely pave the way for other islands to follow.