Apple Cloud And Manufacturing Powered By Solar

by Ed Tsunoda

Apple – once the apple of environmentalists’ ire regarding their reliance on fossil fuels – has become a leader in renewable power for industry, first by powering it’s cloud services with solar power and now manufacturing iPhone 6 Sapphire screens at a solar powered plant in Arizona.

The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on fossil fuels, is now leading other technology companies in controlling its own power supply and expanding its use of renewable energy.

After converting all of its data centres to clean energy, the Guardian understands Apple is poised to use solar power to manufacture sapphire screens for the iPhone 6, at a factory in Arizona.

And in a departure for its reputation for secretiveness, Apple is going out of its way to get credit for its green efforts.

“We know that our customers expect us to do the right thing about these issues,” Lisa Jackson, the vice-president of environmental initiatives told the Guardian.


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