For some years now, Singapore has been transforming itself into one of those Asian regions with a significant economic growth, and as incredible as it may seem, Apple has no official presence , the company’s products are only available through Premium Resellers. But this is about to end, because in Cupertino they have announced the start of operations within the Asian country.
But this arrival will not be like other times, because Apple will establish a new campus for 2,500 employees, in addition to its first Apple Store, but the interesting thing here is that both the campus and the store will be powered exclusively by renewable energy , being the first of its kind for the company.
It’s no surprise that Apple is starting to bet on the use of clean energy, we already saw it a few days ago when they announced two huge projects for their operations in China to abandon their dependence on fossil fuels , and now it’s the turn to do the same in Singapore, with a project that is not the size of China, but that undoubtedly represents an important investment by Apple.
Apple has partnered with the Sunseap Group, the largest renewable energy provider in Singapore, and together the two companies will install solar panels on the roofs of 800 buildings , which will power not only the campus and the first Apple Store, but also some homes in the region, as the amount of energy obtained by these panels will exceed the demand the company needs to operate.
On the other hand, the first Apple Store in Singapore will be located in the large shopping district of Orchard Road, will have an area of 4,500 meters and currently have already published the first job offers. The Apple Store is expected to open in the first quarter of 2016.
Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment at Apple, said: