Apple’s $850M solar plant rockets it to first place among U.S. corporations

Apple’s $850M solar plant rockets it to first place among U.S. corporations Apple over the next year or so is expected to surpass Walmart as the largest corporate user of solar power. The company this week announced it will invest $850 million dollars to build a solar power plant through a partnership with First Solar, one of the nation’s largest photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers and provider of utility-scale PV plants. Through a 25-year purchasing agreement, Apple will get 130MW (megawatts, or million watts) from the new plant. “This deal is like an insurance policy for Apple; the sun will still...

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