Tesla Restored Power to a Puerto Rican Children's Hospital

Six weeks after Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, this hospital is fully functional again, thanks to Tesla.

Nov 9, 2017
A huge solar panel array was built in the parking lot of San Juan's Hospital del Nino

(Twitter)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a big promise in early October. After Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurrican Maria, the entrepeneur was quick to reach out to the island's Governor Ricardo Rosello to offer his help.

“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,” Musk wrote at the time. Rosello was obviously more than happy to take Musk up on his offer, and just a few weeks later, Tesla published the results of their work.

The company best know for its self-driving cars took to Twitter to showcase the latest example of its capabilities. The four photos show San Juan’s Hospital del Niño with a huge solar panel array in its parking lot that fully restored power to the facility.

“Hospital del Niño is first of many solar+storage projects going live,” wrote the company. “Grateful to support the recovery of Puerto Rico with Ricardo Rossello.”

According to the Puerto Rican paper El Nuevo Dia, the donated panels will provide the hospital and its 3,000 young patients with as much energy as they need.

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