Apple to invest $2bn in solar-powered facility

Apple has made a commitment to invest $2 billion (£1.3bn) in a facility that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Located in Arizona in the US, the so-called “command […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Apple has made a commitment to invest $2 billion (£1.3bn) in a facility that will be powered entirely by renewable energy.

Located in Arizona in the US, the so-called “command centre” is expected to create up to 500 construction and trade jobs as well as 150 permanent jobs.

A 70MW solar farm, which will be built next to the site and generate enough electricity for nearly 15,000 homes, will power most of the facility.

Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey welcomed the news, claiming it is one of the largest investments made by the technology giant.

He added: “Apple is by far one of the most innovative and successful companies in the world. Its decision to bring this new facility to Mesa is a huge win for Arizona and a high testament to our business-friendly climate and talented workforce.”