In Puerto Rico, Tesla grabs praise, others apologize

Attempts to turn the power back on for the hurricane-ravaged island have brought accolades for one company while another is putting out PR fires. Here are five lessons from their efforts.

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In the rush to turn on Puerto Rico’s power, not everyone is striking the right chord.

Puerto Rico continues to limp along without power after Hurricane Maria knocked out the island’s aging power grid. Many companies have sought to raise money and awareness for the island, with some offering direct aid and support.

Tesla, Elon Musk’s alternative energy company, has returned power to the children’s hospital in San Juan.

NPR reported:

Tesla has used its solar panels and batteries to restore reliable electricity at San Juan’s Hospital del Niño (Children’s Hospital), in what company founder Elon Musk calls “the first of many solar+battery Tesla projects going live in Puerto Rico.”

The project came about after Puerto Rico was hit by two devastating and powerful hurricanes in September, and Musk reached out about Tesla helping.

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