Apple to use 85 Tesla ‘Megapack’ batteries in California energy project

Apple will use an array of Tesla “Megapack” batteries for a grid-scale energy storage project at its solar farm in California, according to a report on Wednesday.

Tesla MegapackAnnounced today, Apple’s program is designed to store some 240 megawatt-hours of energy — enough to power more than 7,000 homes for a day — at the company’s 130-megawatt California Flats solar farm. The project is being hailed by the tech giant as one of the largest battery projects in the country.According to documents filed with the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 2020, and unearthed by The Verge, Apple plans to use 85 Tesla lithium-ion Megapacks as part of the initiative. Some of the energy stored in the batteries will reportedly be used to power Apple Park in Cupertino.

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