44K homes were powered by the Tesla Powerwall in Puerto Rico while the country was struggling to maintain its power issues hit by a hurricane.
The Powerwall was installed on a large scale.
Powerwall powered 44k homes in Puerto Rico for an average of 5 days while the grid was down https://t.co/EwbgxFCRje— Tesla Solar (@TeslaSolar) October 27, 2022
As per reports by electrek, Tesla had recently launched its energy division and Powerwall home battery pack. The company saw an opportunity to help the region showcase its new product. Tesla focused its then limited Powerwall production on supplying Puerto Rico with battery packs that could provide backup power in case of outages.
The company also focused on critical services such as a series of powerpack systems were deployed on the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra for a sanitary sewer treatment plant, the Arcadia water pumping station, the Ciudad Dorada elderly community, the Susan Centeno Hospital, and the Boys and Girls Club of Vieques.
Tesla also unveiled the “first of many solar + storage projects” at hospitals in Puerto Rico.
“Tesla had already started shipping Powerwalls, their home energy storage solution, right after the hurricanes hit, but we reported that they started shipping Powerpacks, their bigger commercial and utility-scale battery packs, last week.” Electrek
An 800 kWh energy storage capacity system, i.e. 4 Powerpacks and a commercial inverter with a solar array has been combined in the parking area.
CEO Elon Musk recently said that “Tesla is delaying the unveiling of its electric truck in order to focus on sending battery packs to Puerto Rico and other islands affected by the hurricanes”.