Apple will build a solar power plant in California for $ 850 million




Apple plans to build a new solar power plant, which will provide power its headquarters in California. This was announced by CEO Tim Cook at technology conference Goldman Sachs.


Investment in the project will amount to $ 850 million. Construction of solar power will be held in conjunction with the solar cell manufacturer First Solar. According to Tim Cook, the project will be implemented in California and in the future will provide electricity Apple headquarters in Cupertino, 60,000 houses and 52 store retail Apple Store.

California giant known desire to use the most advanced techniques to improve energy efficiency, clean technology and alternative energy in their data centers.

“We at Apple understand that climate change is real. Time to talk about it over, it is time to act, “- said the head of the corporation.

First Solar manufactures panels for converting solar energy into electricity, and also creates solar power. The implementation of a joint project with Apple will begin in mid-2015 and be completed by the end of next year.

In 2014, the power of solar energy around the world has increased from 138 to 185 gigawatts. Given that the total power of world energy – about 6,000 gigawatts, the share of solar power (SES) has already exceeded 3%.

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