Ukraine has arrange new medical clinics to serve two of the small cities to the north of Kyiv, Borodyanka and Irpin, each of which have been closely affected by the conflict. Now the nation’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, has confirmed that each shall be outfitted with Tesla Powerwalls and solar panels.
The Powerwall is principally a lithium ion battery with a capability of 13.5 kWh, capable of ship as much as 9.6 kW steady power and maintain a median home powered for as much as 24 hours, in line with Tesla. It can be utilized by itself, merely as a supply of backup power, however for those who additionally add solar panels into the combo, then it turns into a method to retailer solar energy and a approach to feed electrical energy again into the grid.
In his tweet, Mykhailo Fedorov thanked Tesla and Elon Musk and posted pictures of the destruction within the space the place the brand new clinics had been being arrange, and one picture exhibiting solar panels being unloaded out of a truck. No pictures of the particular Powerwall batteries are proven, so we don’t know what number of they could have put in per clinic – Tesla reportedly made an educational video exhibiting how the whole lot is connected.
Elon Musk has helped the Ukrainians a number of occasions earlier than, giving the nation important entry to the web by the high-speed Starlink system. The SpaceX-run satellite tv for pc web service helps these components of the nation most affected by the battle keep on-line and linked.
Tesla additionally made its Superchargers free for all electrical automobile customers affected and displaced by the conflict into neighboring international locations – this included some areas of Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, with the aim of serving to them get out of hurt’s manner as rapidly as doable. The 5 Supercharger stations in neighboring Romania weren’t used to provide Ukrainian EV drivers the identical privilege.
Free Supercharging was finally expanded into all of Poland and Slovakia, since these had been the international locations that the majority Ukrainian EV drivers had been routing by typically on their approach to a western European nation.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his gratitude in direction of Elon Musk in a video convention held in early March. Zelensky even invited Musk to come back go to his nation and Musk mentioned that he would come in some unspecified time in the future and that he would really like Space X to work with Ukraine on future space-related initiatives.