Goldwind and Apple team up in joint clean energy venture

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, the world’s largest wind power turbine maker, has struck a joint venture agreement with Apple to supply clean energy to the company’s production partners in China, reports the South China Morning Post.

The Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region-based firm’s wholly-owned subsidiary Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment has agreed to transfer its 30 per cent stakes in four project companies to Apple, Goldwind said in a filing to Hong Kong’s stock exchange after the stock market closed on Wednesday. The firms are located in Henan, Shandong, Shanxi and Yunnan provinces.

“Apple is committed to powering all of its facilities around the world with 100 per cent renewable energy, and is now working with its suppliers to power Apple’s product manufacturing with renewable energy,” Goldwind said.

The company is a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer headquartered in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. Goldwind was the largest wind turbine manufacturer (by installations) in 2015. With offices and facilities throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas, it employs over 5,000 staff and combined, has an installed capacity base of 19 gigawatts across six continents.