April 2 (Renewables Now) – US technology company Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced that it is building the 240 MWh California Flats energy storage project next to the eponymous solar farm in Monterey County , California.
The storage facility will be connected to the California Flats solar farm, specifically to its 130 MW portion that Apple contracted under an energy purchase agreement (PPA) for its operations in the United States. American state.
According to various media reports, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) will supply 85 megapack lithium-ion batteries for the project. US tech media The Verge reported that Apple’s system will have a 60 MW configuration.
Apple said investing in storage solutions for renewable energy sites is the “next frontier” of its efforts toward renewable energy and intends to share the experience with other supply chain corporate players. .
The company said more than 110 of its global manufacturing partners had committed to making the transition to 100% renewable energy for its Apple production. In July 2020, when Apple first announced that it wanted to have a clean climate footprint for all devices by 2030, the company had promises from more than 70 vendors.