Recently, the United States Puerto Rico suffered a hurricane disaster, and Silicon Valley technology companies have used this opportunity to use their own clean energy, Internet access and other technologies to provide assistance, the disaster has become a Silicon Valley technology giant a new Technical test field.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle website reported that Puerto Rico suffered a hurricane disaster, the power system was destroyed, the officials through the push to all sectors for help. Tesla's chief executive officer, Muske, said he would use Tesla's clean energy technology to help restore energy supply in Puerto Rico.
In addition to the well-known luxury electric car, Tesla also has a solar power business, the United States for the roof of the family to install solar power system, also has a lithium battery, energy storage products business. It is reported that since last week, Tesla has begun to transport Powerwall battery energy storage products to Puerto Rico, for the family to provide emergency power.
In the exchange with Twitter users, Muske said that in fact before the hurricane disaster, Tesla has to the Puerto Rican lead to provide electricity, the future if the local government and the people of Puerto Rico hope Tesla to provide support, then the company will continue to take action.
In the past, Tesla had built solar power stations and energy storage facilities in Kauai Island, Hawaii, and sold electricity to local grid companies.
In addition, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg also said that the company has sent a technical team to restore Internet access, emergency travel to Puerto Rico, their mission is to provide technical assistance in the field of telecommunications, network system to resume work.
Zuckerberg said that at present 90% of the mobile base station in Puerto Rico has been paralyzed, Facebook team to help the people of Puerto Rico to restore the Internet, but he did not introduce the use of a variety of specific technologies.
Currently within the Facebook, the technical team is developing high-altitude giant UAV, will be used for developing countries on the ground population of Internet services, this UAV will work with the ground mobile base station network, at a lower cost to remote areas Of the people online. But the high-altitude Internet UAV project is not yet mature, before the crash occurred before the incident occurred. Facebook in Puerto Rico will use the internal research and development of high-altitude UAV technology, is still unknown.
Prior to Facebook executives have also said that high-altitude Internet UAV can also be used as a natural disaster when the emergency communications system.
It is reported that Zuckerberg also said that will donate part of the online advertising services, so that the US people to the affected areas to donate.
It is well known that Google is currently developing high-altitude balloons to provide network access technology to developing countries, and conducted a number of trials to be successful. According to US media reports, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved Google to use the Internet balloon in Puerto Rico to provide emergency mobile communications services.
FCC issued a tentative license to Google, the license is valid from October 6 to April 4 next year, the license is authorized person Ben Wojtowicz, this person is a Google Internet balloon project a software engineer.
In addition to Puerto Rico, Google will also provide telecommunications services to the US Virgin Islands. It is unclear how much helium balloon will be fired and how many ground areas will be covered.
Google's online balloon needs to rely on the ground mobile base station access to the Internet backbone network, the Google will be the region's communications operators, "the Spanish telecommunications company" ralph lauren pas cher. In the past, Google and Sri Lanka and other countries have signed a cooperation agreement, the use of balloons to provide remote areas of the Internet population, and Google this technology is also very much in line with the Puerto Rican communications recovery.