Apple Partners with CleanMax to Power India Operations with Renewable Energy

The iPhone maker has invested in six rooftop solar projects with a capacity of 14.4 MW

April 18, 2024


Tech giant Apple has announced a joint venture with Mumbai-based renewable energy firm CleanMax to power its operations in India with renewable energy as part of its goal to be carbon neutral across its entire value chain by the end of this decade.

As part of the collaboration, CleanMax has installed 14.4 MW of rooftop solar power projects across six industrial sites in India. These installations are expected to mitigate around 207,000 tons of CO2 emissions over their operational lifetime.

The projects will power Apple’s offices, its two retail stores in the country, and other operations.

The company said the partnership will assist Apple in addressing the emissions associated with its India operations.

“It showcases an industry-leading approach to the creation of green energy assets,” said Kuldeep Jain, Managing Director of CleanMax.

CleanMax has a portfolio of 2 GW of operating renewable assets, according to the company website.

Separately, Apple also announced that more than 18 GW of clean electricity now powers its global operations and manufacturing supply chain, which has tripled since 2020. This includes new investments in solar power in the U.S. and Europe to help address the electricity used to charge and power Apple devices.

Apple has also signed a power purchase agreement with Germany-based ib vogt for 105 MW of solar power in Spain. The project uses bifacial solar panels and is expected to come online by the end of 2024

Over 320 of Apple’s suppliers – representing 95% of its direct manufacturing spend – have already transitioned to using clean electricity for Apple-related operations, the company claimed.

This has resulted in 16.5 GW of renewable energy capacity throughout its supply chain, avoiding more than 18.5 million metric tons of carbon emissions last year. It also has over 1 GW of new wind and solar projects in China through the company’s China Clean Energy Fund.

In 2021, Apple announced that it had more than doubled the number of suppliers committed to using 100% clean energy.