Apple invests €1m in Irish marine energy

Apple has pledged to invest €1 million (£0.7m) in the marine energy sector in Ireland. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Apple has pledged to invest €1 million (£0.7m) in the marine energy sector in Ireland.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the technology giant.

The cash will be granted to developers to test their ocean energy prototypes in the Galway Bay Ocean Energy Test Site, which has been operational since 2006.

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives said: “We’re excited by the potential of ocean energy to someday serve as a source of clean power for the data centre we are building in Athenry, County Galway.

“We are deeply committed to powering all our facilities with 100% renewable energy and believe investing in innovative projects will make reaching our goal easier.”

Last month Apple launched two clean energy programmes in China.