apple_store_2Apple’s desire to be as green as possible is no secret. Earlier this year the company revealed that they would be trying to make its product packaging more eco-friendly, and last year the company’s store in Japan featured a “green curtain” that helped keep it cool, thus reducing the need for air-conditioning and lowering energy consumption in the process.

This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Apple wants to continue that trend and take it one step further with its operations in Singapore. According to a report from Reuters, Apple has confirmed that they will be launching an official Apple store in Singapore, and that the store along with the rest of their operations in the country will be completely powered by renewable energy.

This is thanks to a deal that they have struck with solar energy developer Sunseap Group. This will be achieved by mounting solar panels on top of the roof of the buildings Apple operates in, which has been estimated to generate about 50MW of solar energy. This is enough energy to power 9,000 homes, or so Apple claims.

According to Apple’s VP of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson, “Climate change is one of the great challenges of our time, and it’s going to take determination and innovation to make the much needed transition to a green economy. This deal will cover all of our electricity needs in Singapore, including our 2,500-person corporate campus and new retail store.”

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