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Apple Makes a Big Investment in Renewable Energy

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced Tuesday that the company has made a 25-year solar energy agreement with First Solar Inc. to power its California operations. In what Cook called the company’s “biggest, boldest and most ambitious project ever,” Apple will buy $850 million in solar energy from First Solar. The new plant, which will…
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Hot Read: ‘UrJar’ Gives Old Batteries New Life

Laptop batteries don’t last forever. And when upgrades are made, sometimes users still aren’t sure what to do with the original battery and ultimately throw them away creating unnecessary e-waste. One great alternative is recycling your battery locally. In fact,...

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Renewable Energy Update: OWC Puts Power Back On The Grid

Now that we’ve moved past winter and those nasty snowdrifts, we can begin to see a silver lining from all of that bone-chilling wind in Woodstock, Ill. From January 2014 through April 2014, OWC’s on-site Vestas V39-500 kW wind turbine...

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Every Day Is Earth Day With Patented OWC Packaging

Earth Day may have officially been celebrated on Tuesday, but here at OWC we try to treat every day like it’s Earth Day. One way that we do this (well, one of several ways) is with our unique green packaging...

GreenRainbow Celebrating The Big And Small Steps...
We’ve talked a lot about Other World Computing’s major environmental initiatives here on the OWC Blog. We have told you about our LEED certified corporate headquarters in Woodstock, Ill....

recycle-OWC-300 Solar Power Shines In 2013 With...
There is very good news coming out of the solar energy sector. Thanks to environmentally conscious companies like OWC, almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar...

recycle-OWC-300 OWC Educates High School Class On...
Crystal Lake Central High School’s honors environmental science class was given a look at the past, present and future of OWC’s environmental efforts during a tour of the company’s...

It’s On: OWC Harnessing the Power of the Texas Sun It’s On: OWC Harnessing the Power...
The switch has been flipped. OWC’s Austin facility is officially harnessing the power of the sun. The company began installing a solar panel array on the roof of its...

recycle-OWC-300 Solar Panel Project Continues at OWC...
As you may have read last week, we here at OWC are looking to make our Austin facility more energy-efficient from the top down. Work continues on the installation...

OWC OWC Brings Green Attitude to Austin...
You might have noticed that we here at OWC take our green initiatives pretty seriously. (Others sure have!). From our LEED Platinum Certified headquarters to our on-site Vestas V39-500...