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I am a Puerto Rican living abroad and after Hurricane Maria struck through the middle of the island, my family and millions of people were left homeless, without food, water or power.
The United States and a number of organizations, like the Ricky Martin foundation, have done all efforts to take care of main needs, like water and food, but Puerto Rico needs a solution for its completely destroyed power grid. A solution that's energy efficient and capable of resisting extreme weather that's likely to happen more often with Climate change.
Before Huricane Maria, Puerto Ricans were paying ridiculous amounts of money for electricity and the systems were constantly being repaired. Any tropical storm and the power grid was out. Rebuilding the same grid would be counterproductive since it's been in need of maintenance for years. With the bill of 72 billions dollars on our necks we won't be able to actually fix the problem since it will cost millions of dollars that the Puerto Rican people do not have.
With Elon Musk's help and the government of Puerto Rico we can rebuilt the island's electric grid with renewable energy technology and use its influence with American policy makers to affect needed change for Puerto Rico.
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