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Tesla installed a solar field and batteries at a children's hospital San Juan. But another outside company is being scrutinized.
The lights are slowly coming back on in Puerto Rico, thanks to a few outside companies.
Tesla is starting with a children's hospital.
The company installed a solar field and battery packs at Hospital del Niño in the capital, San Juan. As of Thursday, only about a quarter of the island's power was restored.
CEO Elon Musk said this is the "first of many solar + battery" projects on the island.
As Tesla gears up to expand its solar projects, a small Montana-based energy firm that was awarded a $300 million contract to help get Puerto Rico back on the grid is also causing a stir.
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority awarded the contract to Whitefish Energy — a 2-year-old company that had only two full-time employees. The company is also from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown.
Some lawmakers want Congress to review the circumstances of the contract and why it was given to such a small company.
The company later apologized.
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An aging infrastructure in the U.S. has many deaf or hearing impaired Americans in danger as 911 text services are still not available in many areas.
Doctors are working in hospitals lacking water, electricity, and essential supplies, all while the cold winter weather sets in.
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