According to the latest release, all of the Company’s worldwide locations are now powered by green energy. In the US, UK, China, India, and other 39 countries, all Apple stores, offices, data centers, and 23 suppliers are now powered by clean energy.
“We want to leave the world better than we do After years of hard work, we are proud to have reached this important milestone, “said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, the materials we use for our products, the way we recycle them in our facilities, and in collaboration with our suppliers creative and future-oriented sources of renewable energy, because we know that the future can not do without them. “
In addition to this approach, Apple has launched other projects.At present, around 25 projects already while 15 more are currently under construction, all together will generate more than 1.4 gigawatts of renewable energy, and the following projects are already producing clean energy:
- Apple Park, Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, is now the largest “LEED Platinum” certified office building in North America, with 100 percent renewable energy from a variety of sources, including a 17 megawatt S Rooftop solar plant and 4 megawatts of biogas fuel cells controlled by a micro-grid with battery storage. When low power is needed, even energy is fed into the public grid.
- In six provinces of China, projects to produce more than 485 megawatts of wind and solar energy have been started to reduce emissions in the production chain.
- Apple recently announced that it will build a 37,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, which will be fully powered by renewable energy from day one.
- In Prineville, Oregon , the company signed a contract for the purchase of 200 megawatts of electricity from a wind farm in Oregon. The Montague wind power project is expected to be operational by the end of 2019.
- In Reno, Nevada, Apple has partnered with local energy company NV Energy. In the past four years, four new projects have been developed, generating a total of 320 megawatts of solar energy.
- In Japan, Apple is working with solar company Daini Denryoku. More than 300 solar panels are installed on the roofs, producing 18,000 megawatt hours of green electricity annually, enough to power more than 3,000 households in Japan.
- For the Maiden data center in North Carolina, Apple has set up projects worth 244 million a year Generate kilowatt hours of renewable energy. This is equivalent to the energy consumption of 17,906 households in North Carolina.
- In Singapore, where land is scarce, Apple has adjusted its energy supply and installed solar panels on 800 rooftops.
- Currently, Apple is building two new data centers in Denmark running 100 percent renewable energy from day one