Apple unveils new SolarTrack-based solar power station with 100% renewable energy
Posted October 27, 2018 05:22:08Apple’s SolarTrack system uses solar power to power its cars, trucks, and other vehicles.
In this case, the company’s solar-powered vehicles are all designed to use energy from solar panels on their roofs.
That energy is then stored in batteries that are then used to charge the cars’ solar panels.
SolarTrack is an Apple initiative that aims to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says that Apple’s new solar energy-storage solution is designed to replace “all those fossil fuels” that currently power our cars, and also to help the company achieve a “worlds first” 100% sustainable energy system.
Apple’s solar energy system uses renewable energy to power all of its carsSolarTrack-style solar panels have a very thin, high-efficiency photovoltaic coating on the inside that converts sunlight to electricity.
The coating also provides a barrier between the solar cells and the panels, preventing them from absorbing any of the sunlight.
That way, the panels can generate a lot of electricity from the sun.
Apple says that solar panels will power about 2,400 cars at launch.
The company is also promising a wide range of energy savings from the system.
“Apple’s solar system is an energy-saving, renewable solution that can help make electric cars a reality,” Cook said in a statement.
“As we begin to phase out fossil fuels, we’re going to need more energy-efficient solar panels and more efficient batteries to help our world transition to a clean and sustainable future.”
Apple is not the first company to bring a solar energy storage system to market.
SolarCity has also been developing a solar-electric vehicle that can be connected to a network of solar panels that powers the vehicle, and it is expected to go on sale later this year.