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Apple’s new energy storage project was designed with Tesla’s battery tech in mind.



While reports say Apple’s project with Tesla was quietly approved last year, Apple has just officially announced that it’s building a battery energy storage facility at its solar farm in Northern California. The solar farm has been in play since 2015, though the announcement about the use of Tesla’s battery tech is brand new.



According to reports, Apple will acquire 85 lithium-ion Tesla Megapacks for the project. The company says the system will be capable of storing some 240 megawatt-hours of energy, some of which will be used to power its headquarters in Cupertino.



The Verge first reported that the project was approved in 2020 by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. The publication...

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