Tech Giant Apple Decided to Use Megapack Batteries

Tech Giant Apple Decided to Use Megapack Batteries

Apple once more demonstrated its approach to the new technologies, as it decided to use Tesla’s Megapack at its new battery-based renewable energy storage facility. According to the information provided by Apple, it is building a battery-based solar energy storage facility. This facility is located in California. The new facility developed by the company will be capable of storing 240 megawatt-hours of energy. Its capacity can provide electricity to more than 7,000 homes for one day and this fact underlines the scale of this project.

Interestingly, the setup will include 85 of Tesla’s Megapack battery energy storage systems. The company will use this energy to help power the company’s headquarters located in Cupertino, California.

Tesla is famous for its electric vehicles, but it also builds solar power systems. The company started to build such systems several years ago. As a reminder, Tesla entered the solar business in 2016 when it acquired SolarCity for $2.6 Billion. It is worth mentioning that, the solar segment still doesn’t break out revenue on its own. This business only made up 6% of Tesla’s total revenue in 2020 according to its financial filing. Despite this result, this business is actively developing as it grew by 30% in 2019.

Apple Arcade and new games

Apple offers numerous services and products, one of which is Apple Arcade a video game subscription service. Recently, Apple Arcade got a massive influx of new titles such as Fantasian, the Oregon Trail, and others.

The subscription service is getting two new categories of games: “Timeless Classics” and “App Store Greats”. For the “App Store Greats” Apple decided to add several high-profile mobile hits including Threes, Monument Valley, etc. The category of Timeless Classics” refers to iconic games like backgammon, solitaire, etc.

It is possible to play most Arcade games on Apple TV, Mac, and iOS, but the situation is different in the case of new categories. They will only work on iPhone and iPad. Users should keep in mind that, the update adds more than 30 titles to the service. The total number of tiles surpassed 180.

The history of Apple’s video game subscription service dates back to 2019. The tech giant created this service as a new option for premium games on a platform that became dominated by free-to-play experiences. Despite the quality of games and more or less low price, not many people are using this service. This factor may be a reason behind Apple’s latest decision.