1. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Interesting to see the extent of apple's involvement in this.

    Apple investing $850 million in California solar farm

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    02-11-2015 08:14 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    More power to 'em....


    (sfx: rim shot)

    Tip you waitron... enjoy the veal... I'll be here all week...
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    02-11-2015 08:20 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    I'm a big fan of Solar but I see that it will benefit Apple with a huge savings in the future as well
    02-11-2015 08:21 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'm a big fan of Solar but I see that it will benefit Apple with a huge savings in the future as well
    Yup. Good to diversify too.


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    02-11-2015 08:51 AM
  5. rayz336's Avatar
    I'm a big fan of Solar but I see that it will benefit Apple with a huge savings in the future as well
    That's a good viewpoint to have


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    02-12-2015 07:43 PM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I think it's a good move because at the moment the focal point of their products are the iPhones. That well will run dry eventually, nothing ever lasts forever. So it's good to get involved in different industries.
    This is a very good idea.


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    02-13-2015 06:10 AM
  7. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Solar powered mobile devices... Hell yeah.
    02-14-2015 08:29 PM
  8. ajst222's Avatar
    Solar is the type of thing that isn't really cost effective unless you have a lot of money to throw at it, which Apple obviously has. Not something that would remotely affect my buying habits towards or against Apple, but I could imagine it influencing some people as it would make them "feel good"
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    02-16-2015 07:20 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Solar is the type of thing that isn't really cost effective unless you have a lot of money to throw at it, which Apple obviously has. Not something that would remotely affect my buying habits towards or against Apple, but I could imagine it influencing some people as it would make them "feel good"
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    Solar power panels are QUICKLY becoming cheaper and more cost effective to install. Lots of government credits and benefits come from simply buying the stuff...but in the last 2 years, the price of systems + install have dropped significantly...and you can now be PAID for excess energy you pump out to the grid as well. My father in law had his mountain cabin retrofitted with solar panels for almost the entire electrical system in his house (his home theater actually still runs off the normal grid). Considering the cost of the power he does use outside of the solar energy production, he's making about $30/month over all on average.

    The panels are A LOT more intuitive now too...they can draw power even when the sun isn't particularly direct. Overcast days still produce A LOT of energy, and when it's not as warm, they panels actually work BETTER than when hot in direct sunlight.
    02-16-2015 11:49 PM
  10. KungFooJoe's Avatar
    so excited
    02-27-2015 09:52 PM
  11. Speed Swiper's Avatar
    Would be cool if they improved solar charing to the point where plugging it in is a thing of the past =D
    03-13-2015 06:54 PM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    Would be cool if they improved solar charing to the point where plugging it in is a thing of the past =D
    it's not about powering phones... It's about powering data centers...
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    03-13-2015 06:57 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    lol...I can't even imagine if they put a solar charging panel on the iPhone. As whiny as people have been with the aluminum chassis on this thing, and how they refuse to accept that they are bending their own phones from the way they carry it...imagine if it had a glass panel solar cell on it. LOL! I'm guessing we'd have solar cell "Cancer Gate", where a handful of people start complaining about how the solar panel on the device gave them a weird blemish on their skin that may or may not be skin cancer...after they posted 10 threads about how fragile it is.
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    03-13-2015 07:27 PM

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