Apple to build battery-based solar energy storage plant in California

Apple announces 'grid-scale' energy-storage plant in California, will store 240 megawatt-hours of energy tied into solar farm.

Published Thu, Apr 1 2021 6:43 PM CDT   |   Updated Thu, Apr 29 2021 11:28 PM CDT

Apple has just announced that it will be building a huge new "grid-scale" energy-storage facility in California, where the iGiant will be storing 240 megawatt-hours of energy.

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The company will be tying this new grid-scale energy-storage facility directly from its 130-megawatt solar farm, which Apple built to power daytime energy requirements for its HQ in Cupertino, California. Apple adds that it will see 110 of its manufacturing partners moving to 100% renewable energy -- a move Apple is pushing along its entire supply chain and products to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Apple explains: "Sharing the experience gained through Apple's own transition to 100 percent renewable energy with its suppliers, the company introduces suppliers to resources and training materials with country-specific information to guide them in their transition to renewables".

The company continued: "Apple also educates suppliers through advanced and customized training with leading experts. And the company supports the creation and growth of renewable energy industry associations that its suppliers can join to learn about local opportunities".

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Apple environmental policy VP Lisa Jackson told The Independent in an interview: "We have the advantage of having long-standing relationships with them. And we also have the advantage of having purchase power with them. And so between the two, I think that has led to some really lovely collaboration".

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