The Power Grid Project by Tesla

Irene Jiang, Author

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Tesla is helping Puerto Rico rebuild its power grid after most of it was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria was a category 4 storm that hit Puerto Rico in late September. This power grid project was started when a Twitter user asked Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc., if he could help rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with solar and battery systems. Musk agreed, and just two weeks later, solar panels were set up that will help power Puerto Rico’s Hospital del Niño. On Instagram Musk says that the Hospital del Niño (Children’s Hospital) is the first of many solar+battery Tesla projects going live to help in Puerto Rico, and that they are glad to help support the recovery.

How can I Help?
As Puerto Rico is recovering from the damage left behind by Hurricane Maria, many organizations are asking for money donations to help the 3.4 million residents of the island. These are some of the organizations with campaigns already in progress:
• United for Puerto Rico
• UNICEF
• International Medical Corps • Catholic Relief Services
• Save the Children
• Global Giving

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