Tesla is sending hundreds of Powerwall battery systems to Puerto Rico.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, about 97 percent of the island’s 3.4 million residents were still in the dark as of Wednesday. The Category 4 storm has left thousands homeless, and hospitals are dealing with blackouts as they struggle to find diesel to run their generators.
According to Bloomberg, Tesla has employees on the ground to install the Powerwall units, which store energy gathered by solar panels.
It’s not clear whether Tesla is sending the first-generation Powerwall batteries or the Powerwall 2, and whether the company is also sending solar panels. Read more…