Apple Announced That They Are Powered By 100 Percent Of Renewable Energy

Apple today announced that its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy, including the retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries. In a statement, CEO Tim Cook said that they are "committed to leaving the world better than we found it."

"We're committed to leaving the world better than we found it. After years of hard work we're proud to have reached this significant milestone," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "We're going to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products, the way we recycle them, our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and forward-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it."

Furthermore, the company's 100 percent clean energy figure also encompasses facilities in 43 countries, including the United States, UK, China, as well as India. Apple claims that currently it has total of 25 operational renewable energy projects around the world, totaling 626 megawatts of generation capacity.

Among them, the Cupertino tech giant says that 286 megawatts of solar PV generation coming online in 2017, which is the most ever in a year! In the meantime, 15 more projects are still being constructed. Once all finished, it will deliver up to 1.4 gigawatts of clean renewable energy generation across 11 countries.

The ongoing projects are:

Apple Park, Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, is now the largest LEED Platinum-certified office building in North America. 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. It also gives clean energy back to the public grid during periods of low occupancy.

Over 485 megawatts of wind and solar projects have been developed across six provinces of China to address upstream manufacturing emissions.

Apple recently announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, that will run entirely on renewable energy from day one.

In Prineville, Oregon, the company signed a 200-megawatt power purchase agreement for an Oregon wind farm, the Montague Wind Power Project, set to come online by the end of 2019.

In Reno, Nevada, Apple created a partnership with the local utility, NV Energy, and over the last four years developed four new projects totaling 320 megawatts of solar PV generation.

In Japan, Apple is partnering with local solar company Daini Denryoku to install over 300 rooftop solar systems that will generate 18,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy every year — enough to power more than 3,000 Japanese homes.

Apple’s data center in Maiden, North Carolina, is supported by projects that generate 244 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy per year, which is equivalent to the energy used by 17,906 North Carolina homes.

In Singapore, where land is scarce, Apple adapted and built its renewable energy on 800 rooftops.

Apple is currently constructing two new data centers in Denmark that will run on 100 percent renewable energy from day one.

To look back Apple's commitment on using renewable energy, since 2011, these projects have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 54 percent, since 2014, 100 percent of Apple's data centers powered by clean energy, and since 2016, 96 percent of Apple facilities have been run on renewable energy. The iPhone maker is also telling suppliers to use clean energy.

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