Recently it was reported that Apple was spending 500 percent more on solar energy solutions this year, and today we know the reason for that spending increase.

This comes from a report that Apple are installing a floor in its stores to harvest power from the sun.

One of the first stores to feature this, will be the Apple Store in San Francisco, which will have a new solar glass walkway installed by OnyxSolar.

According to reports from the site electrek, it will be able to generate enough power to allow the store to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

In total, the 130 module glass walkway will be capable of generating over 90,000kWh of energy per year from solar power alone, which equates to offsetting 61 tonnes of CO2 per year.

This comes alongside the building of Apple’s new Campus 2, which will be powered by a solar system that can generate a massive 5MW of power.

We don’t yet know how much Apple has spent on this project, or their plans for launching it in their stores, however, as soon as we learn more we will let you know.

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