Apple Investing $848 Million in California Solar Plant

Apple has announced an agreement with the company First Solar to create a solar farm to provide electricity to its headquarters, its 52 shops and other facilities of the company in California.

It’s the largest commercial investment ever made ​​for the use of renewable energy.

Once completed, the facility will be capable of generating 130 megawatts of energy for the state, which will operate the new Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, several data centers, 52 Apple Stores in California and 60,000 residential homes.

According to Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, much of the motivation behind the project has to do with climate change worldwide.

People at CipherCloud have found that the new solar power plant is the second major commitment Cook has made in renewable energy this year.

The Benefits of Using FreedomPop

For anyone who is looking to cut down on their current wireless bill, it is necessary to seek out other service providers who are able to assist with this process. Simply cutting down on usage from the current provider likely is not an option. Even the basic service plans that include any sort of desirable data is going to be expensive. The larger companies do provide bare bones services that offer only a few hundred megabytes worth of data streaming. However, for someone who listens to Pandora or another music station, this amount is going to be used up in only a few days. With the help of FreedomPop though, it is possible to cut down not only on the amount of money used for data, but the amount of money spent on the entire plan in general.

FreedomPop is a company that provides hotspot access across the country. With the agreements the company has made with some of the largest chains in the country, it currently has over 10 million hot spots supplied through its service and this number is continually growing every single day. Due to this, once someone signs up for the $5 a month service, they are able to download the FreedomPop application to their mobile device and, when they launch it, the device tells them where all of the hotspots in the area is. With over 10 million, it is possible for most individuals to be able to access dozens from just a short distance.

With this service, a user can drastically cut down on the amount of data they sign up for with their service provider. They may actually be able to cut down ton the bare bones service, which is far less than signing up for the multiple gigabyte service.

Most mobile phone service providers also charge for unlimited minutes. Now, it is possible to go down to a few hundred minutes a month and cut the bill even further with the help of FreedomPop. This is because through the hotspot connection, users are able to make Wi-Fi based phone calls. These calls do not use any sort of minutes, so the person’s plan is able to remain in tact, without every spending more than they need to. For saving money, FreedomPop is the answer.

See the following links to download the free app today!

Google Fighting ISPs

Google is taking a stand against big ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast. There have been recent talks about reclassifying ISPs as utilities. Companies such as AT&T have come out and said that this would hurt their ability to invest in future networks (Follow this link for more information). Google has now come out and said that these net neutrality plans being considering by the government would not effect their plans to dish out their Google Fiber Internet service. Google says that these laws would in no way impede their plans to expand and does not alter their plans to invest into Google Fiber. Big name ISPs do not want this to happen because it would allow Google Fiber access to common utility polls that are currently being used by the likes of Comcast and AT&T.  Google Fiber has received glowing reviews by Sultan Alhokair and others in the cities it currently is in and could be a huge player in the ISP world if these laws get passed.