Apple to Introduce 100% Solar-Powered Retail Store

posted: 11/16/15
by: Danny Clemens
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Tech behemoth Apple is set to become the first completely solar-powered company in Singapore.

As part of a long-term partnership with Sunseap Group, Apple will draw upon Sunseap's vast network of more than 800 solar panel-equipped buildings, which will satisfy the energy requirements for the company's forthcoming 2,500-person corporate campus and retail store operations in Singapore.

According to Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, the company aims to completely kick its dependence on fossil fuels and rely instead on renewable energy sources for its facilities worldwide.

"Climate change is one of the great challenges of our time, and it's going to take determination and innovation to make the much needed transition to a green economy," Jackson said in a news release. "We're thrilled to be working with Sunseap and the government of Singapore to pioneer new ways to bring solar energy to the country."

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Founded in 2011, Singapore-based Sunseap bills itself as the city's largest clean energy provider.

"We hope that this will present an exciting new step for the renewable energy sector in both Singapore and the region, sparking a greater acceptance of clean solar energy," added Sunseap Group director Lawrence Wu.


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