Apple wins approval to sell solar energy to consumers

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission grants Apple approval to sell electricity directly to consumers Apple has received approval to sell electricity directly to consumers. This electricity will be generated by a solar energy system located in California. The system generates approximately 130 megawatts of electrical power. According to Apple, the solar farm can generate enough energy to power 60,000 average homes. Apple has been seeking approval to sell electricity to consumers for a relatively short time. This approval was granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Apple may not use the…

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Apple seeks to sell excess electricity from its solar energy systems

Company has plans to sell excess energy directly to customers Apple has plans to sell surplus energy that is generated by its new headquarters in California. The company joins several others in such an initiative, with its headquarters being equipped with solar panels that aid in efforts to become more environmentally friendly. Apple has long held an interest in clean energy, going so far as to power its primary data center with hydrogen fuel cells and solar energy systems. Solar energy systems will generate power that could be sold through…

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Apple to power Singapore store with solar energy

Apple’s first retail store will be powered by solar energy Apple has announced that it will be opening its first retail store in Singapore. Moreover, this retail store will be powered by solar energy, which has become one of the company’s more favored forms of clean power. To accomplish this, Apple has partnered with Sunseap Group, the largest solar energy provider in Singapore. apple continues to be a leading investor in clean energy, showing strong support for various forms of renewable power, including hydrogen fuel and solar energy. Sunseap Group…

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Apple seeks to expand solar energy in China

Apple will be working with its partners to expand renewable energy capacity throughout China Apple has announced new and ambitious plans for renewable energy in China. The company will be working with various partners in the country to support the expansion of clean power projects, with Apple looking to play a role in the renewable energy supply chain. Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the global civilization and the company intends to help overcome this challenge by embracing and supporting clean…

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Solar power plants to be built in China by Apple

Apple Inc. to work with SunPower Corp. to build 40 MW of solar energy projects in Chinese province. The two companies intend to build two solar power projects in Sichuan province, which will result in a total capacity of 40 MW (megawatts) and, once complete, the project will be owned by Apple and SunPower’s project development joint venture, Sichuan Shengtian New Energy Development Co Ltd. The projects are expected to be completed in Q4 2015. It is anticipated that the projects will provide as much as 80 million kWh (kilowatt-hours)…

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Apple invests $848 million in solar energy project

Apple shows strong support for California Flats Solar Project Apple is making a major investment in solar energy. The company has announced that it will be injecting $848 million into the California Flats Solar Project. The large-scale project encompasses some 2,600 acres and is located in Monterey, California. The California Flats Solar Projects makes use of technology developed by First Solar, a leading solar energy company. Altogether, the project produces 280 megawatts, and Apple has formed a power purchase agreement to make use of a portion of this energy. Company…

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Apple invests in solar energy system in North Carolina

North Carolina continues to see action in its solar power sector Apple has unveiled plans to invest some $55 million in the development of a solar energy system in North Carolina. The solar farm is expected to span 100 acres of land and produce electrical power that Apple will use to power one of its largest data centers, which is located in the same state. Apple has been growing more aggressive with its investments in renewable energy in recent years, hopping to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable in the…

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Apple makes progress on solar energy front

Apple Solar Energy Farm

Company continues its march toward a future powered by solar energy Technology superpower Apple has been taking an aggressive stance on renewable energy in recent years. The company is often criticized for being a major consumer of fossil-fuels, thus contributing to emerging environmental problems. Like other large companies, Apple is heavily reliant on fossil-fuels due to its gargantuan energy needs. Apple has, however, been showing strong advocacy for solar energy and has plans to continue making use of this form of sustainable power in the foreseeable future. New data center…

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Apple wins big with renewable energy

Apple Renewable Energy

Apple emerging as a major player in the renewable energy sector Apple has emerged as a strong advocate for renewable energy, especially that of the solar variety. The famed technology company has taken an acute interest in solar energy as a potential way to mitigate emissions and become more environmentally friendly. Last year, Apple’s headquarters received an expansive rooftop solar energy system, and the company has been making use of stationary hydrogen fuel cells to power data centers in North Carolina. The company’s enthusiasm concerning renewable energy seems to be…

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