Apple Largest Solar Power User In U.S. Followed By Amazon

Apple has long touted its environmental credentials and it was the largest user of solar power in the United States during 2018 according to a new industry report.

Put together by Solar Means Business, the report claims to offer the usability of solar and other clean energy by the world’s biggest companies, including Apple.

Tech giant Apple is now the leading procurer of corporate solar in the United States with nearly 400 megawatts (MW) of total installed capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Means Business 2018 report. This report puts the power of corporate commitments to clean energy on display, as the world’s largest and most-recognizable companies turn to solar energy in historic numbers […]

“Top companies are increasingly investing in clean, reliable solar energy because it makes economic sense,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). “During the Solar+ Decade, corporate solar investments will become even more significant as businesses use solar to fight climate change, create jobs and boost local economies. When global brands go solar, the rest of the world takes note, and this report puts the power of corporate solar investment on full display” […]

Apple’s solar facilities generate enough electricity each year to charge more than 60 billion smartphones.

While Apple sits pretty at the top of the table, Amazon is snapping at its heels in second place. Target, Walmart, and Switch all make up the remainder of the top five spots.

Apple considers itself as an environmental champion and runs recycling programs for its old products. It also celebrates the annual Earth Day, changing the iconic Apple logo of its Apple Stores green in the process.

(Source: Solar Means Business)

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