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Op-ED – Puerto Rico: The Battle For Paradise

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Photo: mostphoto.com

Like everywhere else in Puerto Rico, the small mountain city of Adjuntas was plunged into total darkness by Hurricane Maria. When residents left their homes to take stock of the damage, they found themselves not only without power and water, but also totally cut off from the rest of the island. Every single road was blocked, either by mounds of mud washed down from the surrounding peaks, or by fallen trees and branches. Yet amid this devastation, there was one bright spot.

A Solar Oasis

Just off the main square, a large, pink colonial-style house had light shining through every window. It glowed like a beacon in the ...

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Visiting Her Homeland For The First Time Since 1960, She “Reconciles” With The New Cuba

Arellano Cuba Passport

The original passport of Ana Arellano, a CTLatinoNews.com contributor visits her homeland for the first time after leaving at age five.  Courtesy: Ana Arellano.

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In 1960, when I was five, I left Cuba for the United States, for what I was told was a vacation.  At the same time,   there  was some political thing that needed to be sorted out in Cuba, some “evil” man named Fidel Castro took over.  We knew “Los Americanos” would help us fix this, so during that time, why not see the sights in Miami?  Our vacation would be for two, maybe three weeks. No date was set for our return.  As ...

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According To Elon Musk, Tesla Has ‘About 11,000’ Energy Storage Projects Underway In Puerto Rico

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Photo provided by Tesla

 

Tesla is apparently significantly ramping up its effort to help rebuild the power grid in Puerto Rico after it was destroyed by hurricanes last year.

After having completed hundreds of energy storage project on the islands in the last few months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now says that they have ‘about 11,000’ energy storage projects underway in Puerto Rico, which means something big is in the work.

Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company installed batteries at 662 locations in Puerto Rico.

We reported that they focused on critical services. For example, Tesla deployed a series of Powerpack systems on the ...

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