The architect of the successful renewable energy program of Apple lands at the electric motor company

Mike Petouhoff, who helped Apple reach an ambitious goal of 100% renewable energy, has joined Software Motor Company to help build a new generati of highly efficient electric motors.

Announced by SMC Tuesday, Petouhoff recently began working as a vice president of business development for the auto business.

The timing of Petouhoff's departure from Apple, and his subsequent move to SMC, is murky. According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr. Petouhoff joined SMC in January after serving as Apple's global energy team leader from May 2010 to December 2017. The press release today is the first of its kind. he however mentis a positi of executive director of e Grid Energy Solutis, a company focused energy efficiency grid solutis.

An Internet cache of the Petouhoff LinkedIn account includes the menti of the e Grid positi, although the blurb has since been deleted from the page.

At Apple, Mr. Petouhoff was respsible for the design and implementati of the company's zero carb footprint plan, which aimed to equip businesses, retailers, and other energy facilities. 100% renewable. Petouhoff has streamlined Apple's infrastructure to reduce energy overhead, worked with government agencies, negotiated energy ctracts, established energy programs and developed an energy accounting program and carb to achieve the goals of the industry. Park, where he "led the trail of energy" for campus 100% renewable energy. The company has been involved in the design and implementati of an energy-efficient facility with -site solar panels, solar panels, -site fuel cells, batteries and an architecture. micro-grid, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Prior to Apple, Petouhoff performed similar tasks to Chevr's "Zero Net Energy Thought Leader".

Apple has been working for years net zero energy, starting with the promise of providing its Maiden, NC, renewable resource data center in 2012. Identical projects involving solar, wind and battery solutis to fuel were launched, including a $ 2 billi data center in Mesa, Ariza

In 2016, Apple joined the RE100 initiative, effectively promising to move its global infrastructure to sources of 39, renewable energy.

After major investments, Apple has crossed the net zero stage earlier this mth. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook mentied the achievement more than e occasi, and again did it during a telecference the results Tuesday.

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