Apple to go 100% solar in Singapore

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
Apple is planning power all its Singapore operations from rooftop solar. Image: Sunseap.

Tech firm Apple is to power all of its operations in Singapore through solar.

The Silicon Valley giant is teaming with local renewable energy firm Sunseap, which will install solar systems on 800 buildings across Singapore to meet Apple’s needs.

Under the deal, Sunseap will provide Apple with the power from 1.1MWp of leased PV systems via an off-site power purchase agreement.

According to Sunseap, the deal will make Apple the first company in Singapore to be 100% powered by renewable energy. The company is eventually aiming to power all its operations worldwide from renewables.

“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,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives. “This deal will cover all of our electricity needs in Singapore, including our 2,500-person corporate campus and new retail store. 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% renewable energy.”

“This project is testament to Singapore’s position as the leading clean energy hub in Asia where companies can conveniently develop, test and commercialise innovative energy technologies and business models,” said Goh Chee Kiong, executive director of cleantech for the Singapore Economic Development Board.

“We are confident that this pioneering business model of offsite power-purchase agreements will help Singapore address our space scarcity challenge and spur even more companies in Singapore to scale their renewable energy usage.”

Apple has already made a number of significant steps towards powering its operation from clean energy sources. Last month the company announced a deal to build 200MW of PV in China as part of a wider plan to deploy 2GW of renewables in the country.

On home turf, Apple earlier this year struck a US$850 million deal to purchase all of the power from First Solar’s 130MW California Flats PV project in Monterey County.

Read Next

October 15, 2021
The European Commission (EC) has urged member states to accelerate solar deployment in order to tackle Europe’s rising electricity prices and has released a ‘toolbox’ to address the short-term impact of prices and strengthen resilience against future shocks
October 14, 2021
Europe’s most competitive renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) offers rose 8% quarter-on-quarter as Europe’s worsening energy crisis bites, according to US firm LevelTen Energy’s Q3 2021 PPA Price Index report.
October 14, 2021
Lightsource BP has launched a 300MW solar project in Colorado that will “largely” power a local steel mill in what the company has said is a world's first
October 11, 2021
A subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has acquired solar module manufacturer REC Group and a 40% stake in EPC and O&M solutions provider Sterling and Wilson.
October 1, 2021
JA Solar is planning to develop new building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) products through a collaboration with Chinese waterproof materials manufacturer Oriental Yuhong.
September 23, 2021
A project that bids to combine up to 20GW of solar PV with the world’s largest energy storage battery and a 4,200km-long subsea power cable has moved a step forward after Indonesian authorities greenlit its proposed transmission cable route.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021
Upcoming Webinars
November 10, 2021
8am (PST) | 5pm (CET)
Solar Media Events
December 1, 2021