Solvay among renewables-committed Apple suppliers

The Solvay Solar Energy-Jasper County solar farm in South Carolina. Source: Solvay SA

May 7 (Renewables Now) - Belgian advanced materials and chemical group Solvay SA (EBR:SOLB) is among the 23 Apple Inc suppliers that have committed to using 100% renewable energy.

The Brussels-based company said so on Monday as it announced it is celebrating the opening of a 71.4-MW solar farm in the US state of South Carolina. Solvay will be buying all the renewable energy certificates (RECs) generated by the plant for a period of 15 years. The facility, which was commissioned in December 2017, is owned by Dominion Resources Inc (NYSE:D).

Solvay supplies materials for devices made by US technology giant Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), including the iPhone. The company’s Specialty Polymers Global Business Unit has committed to using 100% renewable power for all Apple production. This concerns 10 manufacturing facilities in six countries.

Last month, Apple itself announced it has gone 100% renewable as it now powers all its data centres, retail stores, offices and co-located facilities with such sources. At the time, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker said that the number of manufacturing partners that are fully committed to renewables has grown by nine to 23.

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