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Elon Musk May Help Rebuild Puerto Rico's Power Structure By Going Solar

By Mark Pygas

It's been weeks since Puerto Rico was decimated by Hurricane Maria, and many of the 3.4 million American citizens on the island are still without electricity and other basics. The storm, which is now believed to have killed 34, up from 16 from the immediate hurricane itself, damaged much of the island's power grid, according to Gov. Ricardo Rossell√≥.

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk offered to help rebuild the island's power grid when asked if he could help by a Twitter user on Thursday, suggesting that Tesla could pair their Powerwall batteries with solar panels and solar roof tiles, to provide off-the-grid energy locally.