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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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Advocates Say U.S. Inaction Adds To Psychological Toll For Displaced Puerto Ricans

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal at recent press conference held in Hartford to focus on the housing crisis for Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal at recent press conference held in Hartford to focus on the housing crisis for Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria

 

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For many of the more than estimated 13,000 Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria who came to Connecticut, those who remain here find life is still fraught with uncertainty and anxiety as they struggle to obtain basic necessities, employment, health care and, especially, a  permanent place to live.

And if the ongoing trauma of trying to survive in an unfamiliar climate and culture was not enough of a burden,  for some there was no escaping the psychological toll of having endured and left ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Originator And Star of “Hamilton,” Creates Arts Fund For Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.

The “Hamilton” playwright said he hopes the fund will grow to $15 million in upcoming years. He added that he will donate all funds from the Broadway hit when it is performed January in Puerto Rico.

“The goal wasn’t just artistic satisfaction, but how can we leave Puerto Rico a little better than we found it,” said Miranda, whose parents are from the island.

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