Solar + Storage Systems Bring Disaster Relief

After hurricanes took down the electric grid in Puerto Rico in September, Tesla deployed solar panels and energy storage systems to restore reliable electric power to hospitals, an elderly community, sanitary sewer treatment plants, a water pumping station, and other critical infrastructure on multiple islands. Sewer and water treatment systems already powered by PV were not able to operate until battery backup was installed. This restored the water supply. Additionally, Resilient Power Puerto Rico, a nonprofit organization, continues to distribute mobile solar electric kits to residents and businesses in under-served areas of Puerto Rico. The group hopes to deliver 100 kits in 78 municipalities before the end of 2017.
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