Apple’s first store in Singapore to be operated on renewable energy
Apple has always amazed us with the retail stores that it gives birth to every year. Every store seems like a piece of art and shows Apple’s commitment towards design and customer satisfaction. And now Apple wants to end its dependence on the fossil fuels for all of its facilities in the world. The first sign of it is the new upcoming Apple Store in the city of Singapore to be run on 100% renewable energy.
The consumer electronics giant has partnered up with Sunseap Group, Singapore’s largest clean energy provider to complete the project. According to the reports, Apple is planning to build a corporate campus and a retail store having 5000-person capacity. The energy for these two establishments will be obtained via solar panels planted on the rooftops of around 800 buildings. The amount of energy produced is expected to be around 50 megawatts which is enough for 9,000 homes. However Apple will be using 33 megawatts for the campus and the upcoming store.
In addition to Apple’s corporate office in Ang Mo Kio, two other buildings are expected to come up in 2016 in One North and Orchard Road locations in Singapore. We expect to power these buildings and any more offices that Apple opens in future.
Lawrence Wu, director at Sunseap Group, said.
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This deal follows with announcements of two more renewable energy projects in China. The first one will be dealing with the production of 200 megawatts of green energy for the Apple’s supply chain and the second one managing to install more than 2 gigawatts of green energy production over two years with its manufacturing partners.
As of 2014, Apple has published on their website that 100 percent of their US operations and 87 percent of their worldwide operations are running on clean energy. The worldwide operations include 450 Apple retail stores, huge data centers and all of the corporate offices. Earlier this month, Apple has been listed along with Microsoft and Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. as the company working really hard to fight the climate change.
Besides Apple, Sunseap Group is working with various other companies to put forward the needed idea of usage of the renewable energy in all of their operations.
We’re thrilled to be working with Sunseap and the government of Singapore to pioneer new ways to bring solar energy to the country — and bring Apple even closer to our goal of powering our facilities around the world with 100 percent renewable energy.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president for environment, policy and social initiatives, said.
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For more info on Apple’s 100 percent renewable energy usage initiative go to Environment – Apple