Dive Brief: Tesla announced on Twitter yesterday that the company’s first project as part of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico is a solar-plus-storage project at Hospital del Niño, a children’s hospital on the island.
The tweet included several images and said the project was “Going live.”
As scrutiny grows regarding a small Montana company that landed a $300 million project to rebuild Puerto Rico’s grid, microgrid projects focused on battery storage and solar energy are being rolled out in discrete locations on the island.
Tesla said its hospital solar-plus-storage project is the “First of many.”
Hospital del Niño is first of many solar+storage projects going live.
Business Insider reports the location of the project is vital – while almost all of the island’s hospitals are operating, the majority still lack reliable power.
As part of the restoration process, Puerto Rican officials are also considering privatizing Puerto Rico’s generation, Bloomberg reported this week.