Apple's facilities include data centers, offices and stores in 43 different countries. When these new projects become operational in 2019 and 2020, participating customers like us will be able to substitute a portion of our electricity bill with a fixed price matched to the production of renewable energy generated.
However, Microsoft wants to reach 60 per cent renewable energy by early 2020.
According to the Deputy Director of Renewable Electricity at the Ministry of Energy, Mr Seth Mahu, the move would also support the industrialisation agenda and agricultural policies of the government. This is quite an achievement for Apple, as the company has been working hard on achieving green energy and other clean renewable sources to power the supply chain and physical infrastructure of Apple.
Apple's been investing large sums of money into renewable energy over the past several years, including £1.25 billion on two European data centres and an $850 million solar farm in Monterey California.
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While we suppose it might be a while before Apple's products are 100% made from sustainable materials, the good news is that in terms of their operations, Apple is now claiming that they are running on 100% renewable energy. This will bring new big things, like solar arrays and wind farms, as well as newer solutions like biogas fuel cells and micro-hydro systems.
In our global search to find renewable energy for our data centers, we've long wanted to work with the state of Georgia. The company has claimed that it now has 25 renewable energy projects in operation around the globe and generates 626 megawatts. "Where it's not feasible to build our own generation, we sign long-term renewable energy purchase contracts, supporting new, local projects that meet our robust renewable energy sourcing principles".
Google now has 26 renewable energy projects around the world, and more in the pipeline. It is powered by 100 percent renewable energy from multiple sources, including a 17-megawatt onsite rooftop solar installation and four megawatts of biogas fuel cells, and controlled by a microgrid with battery storage.
A floating solar photovoltaic facility outside Nagoya, Japan producing power for one of Apple's component suppliers, Ibiden.