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Apple places fourth on the ‘Solar Means Business 2017’ report

America’s top companies are investing in solar in record amounts, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s brand new Solar Means Business 2017 report, which tracks on-site commercial solar installations and ranks top corporate solar users. Apple is among the companies honored.

“To leading companies across America, deploying solar is a common-sense business decision,” says Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). “Large corporations have found that going solar not only benefits the environment, but also their bottom-line, satisfying both shareholders and customers alike.”

Adding more than 40 megawatts (MW) of solar in 2017, more than the annual total in 23 U.S. states, Target earned the top spot in the report for the second year in a row. Target now has 204 MW of installed solar capacity.

Apple placed fourth on the list with 79.4 MW of installed solar energy. The company’s solar facilities produce enough electricity to fully charge more than 44 million iPhones every day for a year.


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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.