Apple will use Tesla's ‘megapack’ batteries on a solar farm in California

   The company's new energy storage project is built on top of Tesla technology

   On Wednesday, Apple announced that it was building a large battery storage project at a solar farm in Northern California, which was at the forefront of 2015. But what the company doesn't share is the sets. The battery will come from Tesla, The Verge figured.

   The newly announced setting, which will store energy up to 240 megawatts, has been approved by the Monterey County Supervisory Board in 2020, according to documents submitted last year. It will comprise 85 Tesla lithium-ion "megapacks" and be used to power the company's corporate headquarters in Cupertino. The chief planning officer of Monterey County confirmed that Apple will be using the Tesla battery in an email to The Verge. Apple declined to comment. Tesla did not respond to a request for commentTesla first announced its megapack battery system in 2019. However, the 60MW storage setup Apple will use isn't Tesla's biggest. The company has built larger overall battery storage solutions in Australia and south Houston, Texas with a scale of about 100MW. However, Apple still advertises it as "one of the largest battery projects in the country" in a press release, saying the battery system can power more than 7,000 homes throughout the day. Tesla batteries will make it possible for Apple to store energy generated from a 130 megawatt solar array at a farm called California Flats.
   "The challenge with clean energy for the future - solar and wind - by definition it is intermittent, "Apple CEO Lisa Jackson told Reuters on Wednesday. “If we can do that, it will eliminate concerns about possible downtime and make the grid more stable in the near future. It is something that can be copied or built by other companies. "
   Although Apple uses lithium-ion batteries in many of its products, Apple is not known to be working on any grid-scale projects. Even so, the company is said to be developing a lithium iron phosphate battery for its electric car project.
   Apple and Tesla don't have a lot of overlapping histories, though each is notorious for poaching talent from another. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also said in December that he tried to come up with an idea for an Apple acquisition of his company in 2018, but Apple CEO Tim Cook "declined" to participate. meeting.
   Tesla is best known for its electric cars, but it has spent years trying to build an energy storage business to praise the solar products they got when they bought Solar City. It has become increasingly involved in large-scale energy storage projects like Apple's Apple in recent years in addition to the household battery business.
While it's still modest compared to the billions of dollars generated from Tesla's car business, the energy storage division's products have attracted at least one other familiar customer: In 2019, Volkswagen announced it was using Tesla batteries at select Electrify America charging stations. .
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