In partnership with Sunpower, Apple is building a 40-megawatt solar farm in Sichuan Province of the People Republic of China. Financial terms were not disclosed, with the project under construction. It is expected to be complete by the end of this year.
“The solar plantation will help to generate far more energy used by all of Apple’s offices and retail stores in China combined,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the conference call. “Today, 100 percent of Apple’s operation and 87 percent of its global operations are powered by renewable energy.”
The collaboration will contribute to the local economy and the environment.
SunPower CEO Tom Werner in SunPower’s said, “These projects will provide clean, renewable energy, help address climate change and continue to provide agricultural benefits to the local farmers, while protecting the area’s precious land. We continue to value our partnership with Apple and commend them for their global environmental commitment.”