Apple is developing rooftop solar arrays for a 50,000-square-meter soy sauce facility owned by Taiwan’s Wan Ja Shan Brewery Co. in southern Taiwanese county of Pingtung. Wan Ja Shan Brewery manager Tony Chung told Bloomberg that the solar project is set to start before the end of this year.
While Chung did not share many details about the project, he did say that it took almost 18 months of talks before Apple signed a deal with his company. Since 2018, Apple has been reliant solely on renewable energy and is continuing to boost its use worldwide.
The partnership was first revealed by the U.S.-based Center for Resource Solutions, which said it is working with Apple to verify and certify its renewable energy projects in Taiwan and Singapore.
In April 2018, Apple said all of its global facilities, including stores, offices and data centers across 43 countries, were powered with 100% clean energy. It said this year that 44 suppliers have committed to making Apple products on 100% clean energy, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Apple’s main chip-making partner.
The Cupertino giant also declined to provide a comment on the project.