On Wednesday, Earther.com ran an article pointing out that with its power grid mostly destroyed, Puerto Rico has "an opportunity to completely transform the way electricity is generated [locally]." It described a local woman who had solar panels on her roof, granting her with electricity, unlike most of her neighbors who rely on the now-gone grid.
Yesterday Scott Stapf, a principal at PR firm The Hastings Group, read the article and sent out this Tweet:
Musk read the Tweet, and responded:
Musk, it turns out, was already engaged in the problem. Tesla stepped up and sent hundreds of Powerwall battery systems to Puerto Rico in late September, after Hurricane Maria did her damage. Musk also donated $250,000 of his own money to the island.
Here's a video showing how Tesla is already powering Ta'u, a small island in American Samoa:
Last night, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello read Musk's Tweet and posted the following:
With any luck, this will happen!