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纽约——10月初,玛利亚飓风在波多黎各登陆后不久,特斯拉首席执行官艾伦·马斯克就在推特上表示他的企业可以利用这次机会用太阳能重建岛上的电网。在如此深重的人类灾难中,这是一个大胆的主张。但从技术的角度看,这个时机非常完美。截止10月底,太阳能电池板和大容量电池已经在圣胡安医院完成安装,同时其他项目也在推进中。

用这种方式来应对自然灾害——即用可再生能源取代化石燃料来修建电网——应当得到赞扬。但无论可再生能源如何清洁高效,导致玛利亚等飓风频繁上岸的气候效应却永远无法被彻底根除。

要想实现目标其实还有另外一种方法,而且比马斯克的计划要廉价得多。

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