(Answer: the iPhone)

You better believe it. When you take into consideration all the power needs of an average iPhone (the wireless connections, data usage, and battery charging), recent data suggests it uses 361 kWh per year. According to the EPA, a medium-sized fridge uses 322 kWh per year. That’s even more staggering when you consider that most households have multiple phones.

We’re not saying people should stop using phones. Or fridges. (Where would we be without cold beers and awkward selfies?)

We’re just thinking — wouldn’t it be nice if it was all powered by sunshine?

Posted by Wyatt Roy

Wyatt served as Sungevity's voice on social media through 2012. He left to pursue his passion for filmmaking. Check out his work at http://makucreative.com.


  1. This is true. However, the greatest power consumption comes from the data centers and Apple is a world leader in converting to solar. No. I do not work for Apple. I just watch energy creation.

  2. Couldn’t agree more!

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