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Puerto Rico in talks with Tesla for batteries; Sonnen to help build microgrids

Tesla CEO Elon Musk affianced to send hundreds of energy-storing batteries to Puerto Rico to help the island redeem from the harmful hurricane that took all of the island’s 3.4 million residents offline. Although no numbers have been announced yet—it’s misleading accurately how many batteries Tesla will send, how much they will cost the country, or when they will be delivered—a twitter from Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello late Friday night pronounced that a group from the Puerto Rican supervision was in talks with a group from Tesla to make the plan happen.

Tesla announced last weekend that a 100MW/129MWh South Australian Powerpack battery designation was median complete. That plan grew out of a Twitter gamble between Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes and Musk—the Tesla CEO betrothed that his company could install a battery element in 100 days to help South Australia in the arise of widespread blackouts the summer before. If Tesla missed the 100-day deadline, the element would be free of charge.


Tesla has also built solar-and-battery systems for Ta’u and for Kauai. “The Tesla group has [built solar grids] for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be finished for Puerto Rico too,” Musk pronounced in a tweet. He remarkable that moving brazen would be in the hands of the Puerto Rico government, blurb stakeholders, and the people of Puerto Rico.

The CEO combined on Friday night that assist to Puerto Rico, as good as new low Model 3 prolongation numbers, would also impact almost proclamation plans. “Tesla Semi betray now Nov 16. Diverting resources to fix Model 3 bottlenecks boost battery prolongation for Puerto Rico other influenced areas.” The CEO also pronounced that Tesla was promulgation staff to sight battery installers.

Another, lesser-known businessman of home battery systems—German microgrid company Sonnen—announced last week that it was shipping Sonnen home batteries to Puerto Rico to help set up some-more microgrids in the area.

In a press statement, Sonnen pronounced it was already promulgation batteries to the island from its production core in Atlanta, Georgia. The company is partnering with internal renewable appetite company Pura Energia to install the systems. “With over 21,000 tangible operative installations worldwide, Sonnen’s appetite storage element is singly versed to help yield service in Puerto Rico, with no delay,” the press matter said. “In fact, given early 2016, Sonnen has had organic appetite storage systems commissioned in Puerto Rico.”

Sonnen pronounced Pura Energia would aim emergency service sites first, charity subsidized solar and battery systems to “emergency medical clinics” that need refrigerators to store medicine, and then pierce on to joining other emergency shelters. “Sonnen government is also meddlesome in partnering with a purify water filtration company” to element the installations at these emergency medical clinics and shelters, the company said.

As of late last week, Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had only easy energy to 9 percent of the island’s customers.

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