Apple to build the world’s largest onshore wind turbines in Denmark
One big step for the tech giant's carbon-neutral goal.
By Erik Sedin
September 04, 2020
At 200 meters tall, the never seen before turbines are expected to produce 62-gigawatt hours each year — energy enough to power almost 20,000 homes. The sky-high turbines will be put near the town of Esbjerg, and will support Apple’s 45,000 square meter data center in Viborg. All the surplus energy created from the turbines will go to the Danish electrical grid.
— Combatting climate change demands urgent action and global partnership and the Viborg data center is powerful proof that we can rise to this generational challenge, explains Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.
This is one step in the right direction for Apple’s plans to become carbon neutral across its entire business by 2030, announced last month. Transitioning all of its European-based suppliers to renewable power is a good start, as Apple wants every Apple device sold to have net zero climate impact.