Apple to build $850 million solar farm to power spaceship campus

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Apple is doubling down on its commitment to solar energy. Photo: Apple

Apple is building a massive new solar farm in California to power the company’s upcoming spaceship campus and other facilities, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday.

The solar farm will occupy 1,300 acres in Monterey, California. Cook said the move is a testament to Apple’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

“We know in Apple that climate change is real,” said Cook during his appearance at today’s Goldman Sachs keynote. “Our view is that the time for talk is past and the time for action is now. We’ve shown that in what we’ve done. We’re running all our data centers on renewable energy.”

The new solar farm is being made in partnership with First Solar and will generate enough energy to power 60,000 California homes, only all the power will be sent to Apple’s retail stores, data centers and the new Cupertino campus.