Apple plans to build world’s largest onshore wind turbines in Denmark

The 200-metre-tall turbines in Denmark will produce 62 gigawatt hours each year

Apple has announced that is investing in the construction of two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines, as part of the tech giant’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

The site, which will be a test for powerful offshore wind turbines, is located near the town of Esbjerg in Denmark and will support Apple’s data centre in Viborg, with all excess energy going into the Danish grid, the company said. 

The Viborg centre helps power Apple’s key products, including the App Store, Apple Music, iMessage and Siri, and other services in Europe that are run entirely on renewable energy from local projects.

The 200-metre-tall turbines will produce 62 gigawatt hours each year which is enough to power almost 20,000 homes.

The carbon neutral commitment means that by 2030, every Apple device sold will have net zero climate impact, according to Apple.

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At the same time, as part of Apple’s Supplier Clean Energy Program which launched in 2015, Germany-based supplier Varta announced its commitment to run its Apple production with 100 percent renewable energy.

The program’s goal is to help suppliers reduce the use of their energy to 100 percent renewable electricity. 

Since its launch, 72 manufacturing partners in 17 countries worldwide have committed to producing 100 percent renewable energy for Apple products, the company stated.  

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