Apple continues to grow. The computer company is planning to expand with a new campus in North Austin, Texas, and renewable energy will power the 133-acre facility, which will initially be home to an additional 5,000 employees.
The current Austin campus has 6,200 employees, and the new facility is scheduled to be constructed about a mile away at Robinson Ranch and will encompass 3 million square feet, eventually housing 15,000 employees. The new Austin facility will provide offices for employees performing engineering, research and development, operations, finance, sales and customer service.
Apple has shown a deep, ongoing commitment to renewable energy. In April 2018, the company announced that all its facilities, including data centers, offices and retails stores, was powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
The company currently has more than two dozen renewable energy projects around the world, totaling 626MW of generation capacity, with 286MW of solar PV generation coming online during 2017. Once built, over 1.4GW of clean renewable energy generation will be spread throughout 11 countries.
In addition, Apple plans to invest $10 billion in data centers throughout the United States during the next five years.