Apple is investing in wind farms, which can produce enough electricity to power over 100,000 homes, as well as a wind turbine farm in the San Francisco Bay Area, but it doesn’t necessarily need them.
In fact, Apple doesn’t need any of them.
The company, which makes iPhones, is spending more than $10 million on the wind farm and other projects that would produce enough energy to power all of its iPhone-powered homes.
Apple has spent about $10 billion on wind turbines and other wind energy projects in the US and Europe since its acquisition of Wind Farm Solutions in 2012.
That’s about a third of Apple’s overall wind power capacity, which is about 1.5 gigawatts, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Apple’s investment in the wind farms could also help to diversify its energy portfolio.
Apple is already looking at using wind energy to produce power for some of its other projects.
The Cupertino company recently announced plans to buy a third-party wind turbine maker and plans to build a new wind farm in Northern California.
Apple also plans to install a new turbine at its factory in Nevada and another in South Carolina.
Apple said that it plans to develop wind energy for other projects in China, South Korea, and elsewhere, according the Wall Street Journal.
Apple recently announced a $10.2 billion plan to purchase the Chinese company WindPower Holdings.
WindPower is based in Shenzhen, China, and the company is one of China’s largest wind turbine makers.
It was founded in 2002 and has produced more than 15 billion wind turbines worldwide.
In June, Apple announced plans for more than 1,300 wind turbines at its headquarters in Cupertini, California, according CNBC.