Sunday, July 21, 2013

Apple plans Nevada solar farm in clean energy push for data centres

Maiden, North Carolina

Reuters Posted online: Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 0000 hrs
Apple said it plans to build a new solar farm with NV Energy for power supply to its new data centre in Reno, Nevada, a major step towards its goal of having its data centres run on renewable energy.
The new solar farm will provide power to Sierra Pacific Power’s electric grid that serves Apple’s data centre and when completed will generate about hours 43.5 million kilowatts of clean energy a year,
Apple said in a statement.
Apple already runs its largest data centre in the US on solar power.
The centre in Maiden, North Carolina, produces 167 million kilowatt hours, the power equivalent of 17,600 homes for one year, from a 100-acre solar farm and fuel cell install at ions provided by Silicon Valley start up Bloom Energy.