Apple's First Store in Singapore is Powered by the Sun

By Chris Mills on at

Despite Singapore having a long and profitable relationship with the iPhone, Apple has never got around to opening a retail store there. Well it seems the sun has set on the lack of Singaporean glass gadgetry cathedrals, with the announcement of a new store, and a network of solar panels to power it.

Apple has confirmed that a new retail space is opening in the island city-state, although the date and location are still unknown. What is known is how all those pretty demonstration iPhones will be powered. As stated: "Starting in January, solar energy developer Sunseap Group will provide Apple with 100 percent renewable electricity from its portfolio of solar energy systems built atop more than 800 buildings in Singapore".

That should be enough to supply 50 megawatts of power, while Apple’s operations will only need a projected 33, leaving 17 megawatts of guilt-free electricity up for grabs. Sound like a bright idea to you? [Reuters]

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