Technology giant Apple, which has invested heavily in the renewable energy sector, announced that it will work with Tesla, owned by Elon Musk, for the renewable energy storage facility to be built in the state of California, USA. The 240 MWh storage capacity facility, announced by Apple on Wednesday, will be built next to the company’s California Flats Solar Power Plant in the same area.
Apple, which wants to enter the year 2030 with zero carbon footprint, will benefit from Tesla-produced Megapack batteries for its facility, which will play an important role in achieving this goal. The company will buy 85 batteries from Tesla announced in 2019.
It is stated that the lithium-ion batteries that will also feed the Cupertino-based Apple’s headquarters will be able to provide a daily energy of approximately 7 thousand houses with 240 MWh of storage capacity.
Located in California’s Monterey County region, the 130 MW California Flats Solar Power Plant meets the energy needs of all the company’s facilities in the state.
Apple had entered the solar industry by acquiring SolarCity. Apple paid $ 2.6 billion for the purchase in question. Let us remind that the contribution of the energy production and storage department to the company’s turnover in 2020 is around 6%.