Apple To Go 100% Renewable With Singapore Operations
Reuters has reported that solar energy developer Sunseap Group will provide Apple with 100 per cent renewable electricity from solar energy systems built on top of more than 800 buildings in Singapore, starting in January, making Apple the first company in Singapore to run exclusively on renewable energy.
Under the partnership, Apple will also give Sunseap financing to complete the solar project, Reuters reported Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, as stating.
In October, Apple announced two new clean energy programs in China, stating that it plans to build more than 200 megawatts of solar projects in the northern, eastern and southern grid regions of China, offsetting energy used in its supply chain, and will also partner with suppliers to install more than 2 gigawatts of clean energy in the coming years.
Apple, which had also announced the completion of the construction of 40 megawatts of solar projects in Sichuan Province, stated the programs will avoid over 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution in China between now and 2020.
Reuters reported that as part of Apple’s Singapore operations, the rooftop solar panels will be placed on both public-owned buildings along with Apple’s own facilities, generating 50 megawatts of solar energy, with Apple to receive 33 megawatts of the project’s capacity.
Jackson stated that the project won the backing of Singapore’s development board as electricity will also be provided for public-owned housing, Reuters reported.