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Apple plans to use Tesla's "Megapack" battery pack at a newly announced energy farm in California to help power Apple Park and further its commitment to renewable energy and being carbon-neutral by 2030, according to The Verge.

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Apple's newly announced California solar farm will use 85 of Tesla's 60MV battery packs to help power Apple Park, according to the report. According to Apple, the new solar farm, initially spearheaded by the company in 2015, will store enough battery to power more than 7,000 homes.

Apple is constructing one of the largest battery projects in the country, California Flats — an industry-leading, grid-scale energy storage project capable of storing 240 megawatt-hours of energy, enough to power over 7,000 homes for one day. This project supports the company's 130-megawatt solar farm that provides all of its renewable energy in California, by storing excess energy generated during the day and deploying it when it is most needed.
The farm was approved by the local Monterey County Board of Supervisors last year, and the county's chief of planning confirmed to The Verge that Apple would use Tesla's "Megapack" battery at the new farm.

Apple will not, however, be using Tesla's most high-end Megapack offering. As noted by The Verge, Tesla has built 100MV battery storage solutions in Australia and Houston, Texas. Apple's VP of environment, Lisa Jackson, says the company hopes the new farm will remove hesitancy around companies switching to renewable and clean energy.
If we can do it, and we can show that it works for us, it takes away the concerns about intermittency and it helps the grid in terms of stabilization. It's something that can be imitated or built upon by other companies.
Apple and Tesla are yet to be direct competitors; however, that could change in the not-so-distant future as Apple further develops its self-driving car. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made headlines earlier last year when he revealed that he reached out to Tim Cook about Apple acquiring Tesla. According to Musk, however, Cook never accepted the meeting invitation.

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rezenclowd3

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April fools! Apple really cares about the environment when you can't replace the top case in your computer yourself as they will not provide the tool to calibrate the trackpad. And you can't replace the camera or screen in your iOS device as it has to be authorized to do so, even though you can connect it properly. Way to waive a false flag apple.

After warranty is up, most USB-C macs and newer iOS devices, even if they can be fixed are not allowed to be and forced to become junk that is unable to be donated.

Apple: here is my middle finger. I will vote for right to repair laws.
 
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Apple plans to use Telsa's "Megapack" battery pack at a newly announced energy farm in California to help power Apple Park and further its commitment to renewable energy and being carbon-neutral by 2030, according to The Verge.

apple-park-solar.jpg

Apple's newly announced California solar farm will use 85 of Tesla's 60MV battery packs to help power Apple Park, according to the report. According to Apple, the new solar farm, initially spearheaded by the company in 2015, will store enough battery to power more than 7,000 homes.

The farm was approved by the local Monterey County Board of Supervisors last year, and the county's chief of planning confirmed to The Verge that Apple would use Telsa's "Megapack" battery at the new farm.

Apple will not, however, be using Telsa's most high-end Megapack offering. As noted by The Verge, Telsa has built 100MV battery storage solutions in Australia and Houston, Texas. Apple's VP of environment, Lisa Jackson, says the company hopes the new farm will remove hesitancy around companies switching to renewable and clean energy.
Apple and Tesla are yet to be direct competitors; however, that could change in the not-so-distant future as Apple further develops its self-driving car. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made headlines earlier last year when he revealed that he reached out to Tim Cook about Apple acquiring Tesla. According to Musk, however, Cook never accepted the meeting invitation.

Article Link: Apple to Use Tesla's 'Megapack' Battery to Help Power Apple Park at New Energy Farm
Typo : "Apple will not, however, be using Telsa's most high-end Megapack offering."
 
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wanha

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April fools! Apple really cares about the environment when you can't replace the top case in your computer yourself as they will not provide the tool to calibrate the trackpad. And you can't replace the camera or screen in your iOS device as it has to be authorized to do so, even though you can connect it properly. Way to waive a false flag apple.

After warranty is up, most USB-C macs and newer iOS devices, even if they can be fixed are forced to become junk that is unable to be donated.

Apple: here is my middle finger.
In a black and white world, perhaps this take would make sense.

In reality, however, we live in a more complex world where tradeoffs need to be made. If the environment were the only concern, Apple would stop making products altogether.

It is possible to make products, take design decisions, AND care for the environment, but it always involves tradeoffs in one direction or another.
 

rezenclowd3

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In a black and white world, perhaps this take would make sense.

In reality, however, we live in a more complex world where tradeoffs need to be made. If the environment were the only concern, Apple would stop making products altogether.

It is possible to make products, take design decisions, AND care for the environment, but it always involves tradeoffs in one direction or another.
The software for calibration is stupid simple. There is no reason to lock out repairs with unavailable software except to simply promote newer sales.

It's like replacing your car window which takes 45 minutes, but you go to drive and the car will not start because it detects a non oem part, or the vin does not match but is an oem part.
 
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an industry-leading, grid-scale energy storage project capable of storing 240 megawatt-hours of energy, enough to power over 7,000 homes for one day.
Jesus, how much power do American homes consume? 😵 Even if your hot water is electrically heated that's still more than double what a German home for 4-5 people consumes.
 

Reason077

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Apple's newly announced California solar farm will use 85 of Tesla's 60MV battery packs ... Telsa has built 100MV battery storage solutions in Australia and Houston, Texas.

Err, 60MV? 100MV? ... 100 million volts?! I know this is April 1st, but this is fundamentally wrong. Tesla Megapacks typically operate in the 400-480V range (AC 3-phase). Perhaps you meant megawatt-hours? ie: 60 MWh? 100 MWh?
 

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Apple and Tesla should just partner/cooperate/work very closely with each other and develop the best EV. Tesla is already the gold standard of cars, and I just cant imagine how far we will be blown away if these two things merge

Apple really messed up not buying Tesla given the cash they had at their disposal, the synergies between the two would make them unsurpassable.
 

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Err, 60MV? 100MV? ... 100 million volts?! I know this is April 1st, but this is fundamentally wrong. Tesla Megapacks typically operate in the 400-480V range (AC 3-phase). Perhaps you meant megawatt-hours? ie: 60 MWh? 100 MWh?
Yeah Megawatt hours. It’s a just a typo. No biggy. The point is, they are being responsible and forward thinking... a challenge to those who have no intention on being carbon neutral and don’t give a hoot about the environment.
 
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The Tesla batteries have saved entire states of Australia more than once with backup.
For those naysayers whinging about areas where Apple fall down, I ask them, what do their (anti-Apple) preferred tech supplier do about sustainability?
actually repairing the device vs just swapping out at the genius bar. i had a iphone 7 that won't charge, apple wanted $360 to replace it out of warranty, took it to a repair shop that soldiered the damaged capacitor for 50 bucks.
 

mw360

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April fools! Apple really cares about the environment when you can't replace the top case in your computer yourself as they will not provide the tool to calibrate the trackpad. And you can't replace the camera or screen in your iOS device as it has to be authorized to do so, even though you can connect it properly. Way to waive a false flag apple.

After warranty is up, most USB-C macs and newer iOS devices, even if they can be fixed are not allowed to be and forced to become junk that is unable to be donated.

Apple: here is my middle finger. I will vote for right to repair laws.
Their failings don't invalidate the good work they are doing. This is real stuff and it works and is important for the future and Apple knows it. But you are right to keep holding their feet to the fire. They're doing a terrible job with repairability. If, as they claim, unrepairable devices last longer and therefore are better for the environment, they need to do better at demonstrating that. My room littered with 'old' and essentially worthless iPhones, iPods, iPads, MBPs and iMacs tells a different story.
 
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“Congoese children, start scratching the ground to make Apple go greener!”

BTW, Tesla is mistyped as "Telsa" at some places.
 
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Apple really messed up not buying Tesla given the cash they had at their disposal, the synergies between the two would make them unsurpassable.

Tesla makes no profits. Nobody knows for sure if their accounting in China is accurate. The profit they made last year was from selling energy credits that the government gives them on top of subsidies and tax breaks. Elon went and sold these energy credits and spent that money on trying to pump crypto pyramid schemes. Completely mad degenerate behavior.

What happened to Hyperloop? Now it’s changed to normal cars in tunnels. But what happened to that running company? Going nowhere.

The guy keeps over promising things that can’t happen. Just a perpetual cycle of hype with cheering trolls and bots making it look like genuine excitement.
 
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