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Tech giant confirms it is now 100 per cent powered by renewables

Tech giant confirms it is now 100 per cent powered by renewables

Apple says all of its global facilities are powered by 100 per cent clean energy as a part of its commitment to create a healthier environment.

Apple's facilities include data centers, offices and stores in 43 different countries. The company has 25 operational renewable-energy plants around the world, and 15 more are being built.

Their success flies in the face of conventional wisdom (or lack thereof) that renewable energy isn't business-friendly.

Apple also detailed a variety of renewable energy projects, which include over 485 megawatts of wind and solar projects across six provinces in China. Manufacturing isn't all there yet, but the company claims to have an additional nine manufacturing partners promising to power its facilities by 100 per cent renewable energy - increasing the total to 23.

We're pleased to announce that in partnership with Walmart, Target, Johnson & Johnson, and Google, the state of Georgia has approved a new program that would allow companies to buy renewable energy directly through the state's largest utility, Georgia Power.

More than 85 suppliers, meanwhile, have signed up to its Clean Energy Portal programme, which helps them to identify viable renewable energy sources.

In 2014 Apple announced that all of their data centers were running on renewable energy, and up until today 96% of Apple's other operations had been using environmentally friendly energy sources too. This will bring new big things, like solar arrays and wind farms, as well as newer solutions like biogas fuel cells and micro-hydro systems.

Apple's renewable energy projects around the world amount to a staggering 626 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity, with 286 MW coming from photovoltaic solar production that came online in 2017 alone. "After years of hard work we're proud to have reached this significant milestone", Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, said in a statement late Monday.

The new Apple Visitor Center is seen in Cupertino, California.

Luxshare-ICT, a supplier of accessories for Apple products. It is powered by 100 percent renewable energy from multiple sources, including a 17-megawatt onsite rooftop solar installation and four megawatts of biogas fuel cells, and controlled by a microgrid with battery storage.


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