Apple solar farm (image 001)

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced the company is building a massive $850 million solar farm that will power its new Campus 2 headquarters that is currently under construction south of San Francisco. Apple will partner with First Solar to build the project. 

Cook made the announcement at the Goldman Sach’s Technology and Internet conference on Tuesday, speaking on Apple’s commitment to the environment. You can watch the conference via the live stream.

The brand new solar farm will be 1,300 acres in Monterey, California. Not only does Cook expect savings for the company over time, but says that it’s the right thing to do.

“We know at Apple that climate change is real,” Cook told attendees. “The time for talk has passed and the time for action is now.”

Apple’s new campus, with its large circular shape to house the majority of Apple employees, is expected to be open in late 2016. Cook didn’t provide a timeline for the new solar farm to be built.

  • Fanboy 

    Build these into iPhones dammit

    • rockdude094

      Seriously ?

    • Rowan09

      Unless you are going to keep your iPhone in direct sunlight most of the day it’s not really a good option. A kinect charger would make a lot more sense, since it’s based on motion. The issue with kinect chargers is that they only product a very small amount of electricity for each movement, so you would basically have to dance with your device all day for any real benefit.