Leading technology manufacturer Samsung has pledged that by 2020 it will convert its operations in the United States, Europe and China to using only solar and other renewable energy sources.
Before Samsung, many Silicon Valley companies — including Apple — have made such commitments. However, the issue with Samsung is that it has a vast network of factories compared to other companies who hire outside contractors for manufacturing.
Samsung, also a major producer of computer chips, said its plans include installing 42,000 square meters of solar panels this year at its headquarters in Suwon, South Korea.
South Korea gets six percent of its energy from renewable sources, relying on coal and nuclear power for the rest.