to-the-point: Ibiden in Japan to dress in green for Apple

Floating PV park outside Nagoya, Japan. Image by Apple (www.apple.com).

March 10 (Renewables Now) - Japanese electronic products maker Ibiden Co Ltd (TYO:4062) will use renewable energy sources to power 100% of its manufacturing for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), the US technology giant said Friday.

Ibiden’s products help bring together the integrated circuitry and chip packages in Apple devices. To meet the renewables goal, the Japanese firm will invest in over 12 MW of solar capacity, including one of the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) farms in Japan.

Apple says it and its suppliers will be generating over 2.5 TWh of clean energy per year for the manufacturing of Apple products by end-2018. Over 93% of the US company's operations around the globe are currently powered by renewable energy, it added.

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