|Solar energy has long been publicised as clean energy all over the world, but only a small fraction of business support the technology, implementing its use within their production line. However, corporations are making changes about how they do business, funding projects that help to make our world a greener place. Apple computers are looking to be less dependent on non-renewable sources of energy and are taking the solar initiative to the heart of their business.
Apple has realized that solar energy can let technology and our environment exist in harmony. So much so that their new store in Singapore will run on solar energy. The company has teamed up with Singapore’s largest renewable energy supplier, the Sunseap Group to help them power Apple’s new building. It will be the first retail store like it in Singapore, too completely depend on solar energy.
The solar energy required for running the store/office will be captured from the solar panels situated on the rooftops of around 800 buildings within Singapore. The solar panels employed will have the power to generate 50 megawatts of energy, enough to light up 9000 homes.
The Company has said they only need 33 megawatts of energy to power the store, the rest will be fed into the cities network. The location of the retail store/office has not been disclosed as yet, but the use of solar energy in this way will help to cut carbon emissions and keep the city air clean.
Apple is also said to be looking at other sustainable power sources such as geothermal energy, wind, and micro-hydro energy for its offices and stores. As well as designing more eco-friendly building and stores around the globe to reduce its carbon impact.