Apple Invests $850 Million in Solar Power, Citing Climate Change

apple invests in solarApple has set its sights on the sun as a power source in the past, and another big project is on the horizon. CEO Tim Cook announced Tuesday at a Goldman Sachs technology conference that the company is investing roughly $850 million in the California Flats Solar Project, a solar farm to be built by First Solar in Monterey County in California.

“We know in Apple that climate change is real. The time for talk is passed,” Cook said. “The time for action is now.”

The technology company has partnered with First Solar to create a solar farm that can provide energy to run its new headquarters in Cupertino (currently being built), all of its California retail stores and a data center, as well as 60,000 homes in the state.


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