Apple announced that it will partner with Goldwind, the world’s largest Wind turbine maker, in projects in China that will produce 285 megawatts of wind power.
This marks Apple’s first foray into wind power and is its largest clean energy project to date, said Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple.
According to Goldwind, a HK-listed company based in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Apple has purchased 30 per cent of equity in four companies to run four wind power projects in the provinces of Henan, Shandong, Shanxi and Yunnan, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The four companies are under Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Goldwind, the announcement said.
“We’ve been very vigilant about the oversupply problem.
So we work with Goldwind to make sure that the four projects we choose are in provinces that don’t have a curtailment issue,” Jackson said.
Apple is striving to improve the environmental impact of its supply chain, which is responsible for more than 70 per cent of its total carbon footprint.
Over a year ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company aimed to make its supply chain in China powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.
He promised 2,000 megawatts of clean energy in China alone and 4,000 megawatts around the world.
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