Singapore : Solar-Powered Apple Store


Apple Inc. will be powering renewable energy for all its operations, including its first retail location, in Singapore. Leader of Singapore’s solar industry, Sunseap Group, will provide 100% renewable electricity from solar energy built into the system.

Within this project, the solar system will be able to generate 50 megawatts of solar energy, which is enough to power 9,000 homes. Apple will also receive 33 MW of this project’s capacity.

According to Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president for environment, policy and social initiatives, Apple is enthusiastic to be working with Sunseap Group and the Singapore government. Apple aims to become the pioneer in finding new ways to bring solar energy to the country and aspires to power facilities around the world with 100 percent renewable energy.

Since 2011, 87 percent of Apple’s operations (data centers, corporate offices and the majority of Apple retail stores) worldwide are powered by renewable energy. This year, Apple – along with other tech conglomerate companies – had brought about great changes to tackle climate change.

Although the company had not disclosed on the exact location of the eco-friendly Apple store, Singapore will surely be welcoming its arrival in 2016.

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