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Tesla returns power to Puerto Rican children's hospital

October 31, 2017
Solar panels and batteries are being used to restore reliable electricity at San Juan's Hospital del Niño

Tesla has used its solar panels and batteries to restore reliable electricity at San Juan's Hospital del Niño in Puerto Rico, according to an article on the NPR website.

Earlier this month, esla founder Elon Musk tweeted that some of his company's work is being rerouted so it could "increase battery production for Puerto Rico & other affected areas."

The hospital's new system allows it to generate all the energy it needs, according to El Nuevo Dia. The facility has 35 permanent residents with chronic conditions; it also offers services to some 3,000 young patients. 

The news of restoring permanent power at the hospital comes as millions of people in Puerto Rico continue to rely on generators for electricity. As of last week, the Electric Power Authority reported that its power service was at 25 percent.

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