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Sunseap, a clean energy provider, manages 32 megawatts of solar panels on more than 800 rooftops in Singapore. Photo: Aple

Apple’s facilities in 43 countries are now powered completely by clean energy like solar and wind farms, the company announced today.

The 626 megawatts are spread among 25 projects, and provide the energy footprint for Apple retail stores, offices, data centers and other locations in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and India, among others.

The company said they have also gotten new pledges from nine manufacturing partners, bringing the total to 23 who are committed.

“We’re going to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products, the way we recycle them, our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and forward-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it,” said Tim Cook, the Apple CEO, in a statement.

Currently a majority of the clean energy (485 megawatts) is from solar sources in China. Those projects are to “address upstream manufacturing emissions,” according to the company. 

Some 286 megawatts of solar power were brought online in 2017 alone, they added.

An additional 15 projects in construction are predicted to double the Apple renewable energy portfolio, to a total of 1.4 gigawatts, according to Apple. The new projects include: a 200-megawatt Oregon wind farm purchase agreement; a Nevada solar agreement for 320 megawatts with the NV Energy utility; a project for 300 solar rooftop solar systems; and others in Singapore and North Carolina.

Some major corporations have been targeting clean energy in their business models. Google last year bought enough renewable energy to cover its entire worldwide consumption, according to Reuters. Wal-Mart, on the other hand, has set two goals for the end of 2020: to procure 7 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy while reducing power consumption by 20 percent.

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