Seems that there may be a possibility of Elan Musk rebuilding the power grid of Puerto Rico. If he does that, and builds it with solar power, he can help their economy GREATLY because they would no longer have to ship in coal and diesel for their electricity. Musk says that although he's done it for smaller islands, there is no scalability limit, so he could build one that can power the whole island. Sounds like a great idea. And, if he can show success with PR like he has with the other places he's built, this could usher in solar and green energy sources. Now, if he could just figure out how to bury the power lines, they might have a fighting chance against the next storm. Puerto Rico governor says ‘Let’s talk’ after Elon Musk offers to solve the island’s power crisis Puerto Rico’s power grid has been practically demolished in the wake of hurricane Maria. It now has a once in a lifetime opportunity to rebuild and the island’s governor Ricardo Rossello wants to have a chat with Elon Musk about his recent offer to use Tesla batteries and solar power for the the job. Only 10 percent of the island has power at the moment and, according to the Puerto Rico state-owned electric company, some communities won’t be able to turn the lights back on for four to six months. Musk tweeted yesterday he could be the one to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electricity system using independent batteries and solar power. “The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too,” Musk wrote back.