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 be built by First Solar, will output 280 megawatts of electricity with 130 of those megawatts being bought by Apple.
Of course, we at OWC applaud this effort from Apple and understand the importance of renewable energy as shown by our own solar power initiatives. Our OWC Austin facility officially began harnessing the power of the sun in January of last year.
Check out Apple Insider’s article for more information on Apple’s new green energy deal. You can also read more about OWC’s solar and green initiatives on the Rocket Yard or at our Green Headquarters!