Solar batteries and Tesla solar panels will be installed in clinics in the cities of Borodyanka and Irpin, both located near the capital kyiv.
Ukraine has set up new medical clinics to serve two of the small towns north of kyiv, Borodyanka and Irpin, both heavily affected by the war. The country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, confirmed that both will be equipped with Tesla Powerwall and solar panels.
The Powerwall is essentially a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 13.5 kWh, capable of delivering up to 9.6 kW of continuous power and keeping the average home powered for up to 24 hours, according to Tesla.
It can be used on its own, simply as a backup power source, but if solar panels are also added to the system, it becomes a means of storing solar energy and a means of feeding electricity back into the grid.
In his tweet, Mykhailo Fedorov thanked Tesla and Elon Musk and posted photos of the destruction in the area where the new clinics were being set up, as well as a photo showing solar panels being discharged from ‘a truck. No photos of the actual Powerwall batteries are shown, so we don’t know how many they may have installed per clinic. Tesla reportedly made an instructional video showing how everything connects.
Elon Musk has helped Ukrainians many times before, giving the country vital internet access through the high-speed Starlink system. SpaceX-run satellite internet service is helping parts of the country most affected by the conflict stay online and connected.
Tesla has also made its super chargers available to all war-affected and displaced electric vehicle users in neighboring countries, including parts of Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, with the aim of help get to safety as soon as possible. The five super-charging stations in neighboring Romania have not been used to provide the same assistance to Ukrainian electric vehicle drivers.