According to a report from The Verge Wednesday night, Apple will use Tesla’s battery packs to store energy from solar farms in Northern California.
Earlier in the day, Apple AAPL,
Announced a renewable energy storage project near its solar facility in Monterey County, south of San Jose, which will store approximately 240 MWh of energy, enough to power 7,000 homes.
Although the announcement did not mention Tesla, Monterey County planning officials confirmed to The Verge that Apple will use 85 Tesla TSLAs.
The lithium-ion “big package”
Apple said in a statement that the “California Flats” project will be “one of the largest battery projects in the U.S.” and will support its solar power plant, which will generate 130 MWh of electricity and will be used in California. Apple provides all renewable energy. The project will store the excess energy generated during the day and distribute it as needed.
Last July, Apple promised to achieve 100% carbon neutrality by 2030.
Apple added on Wednesday that more than 110 manufacturing partners worldwide are using 100% renewable energy for production.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environmental, policy and social programs, said in her speech: “We are firmly committed to helping our suppliers achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. We are very happy to join our company. All over the world in various industries and countries.” Statement.