23 Feb '15, 4pm

Apple to power data centers with 100% #renewable energy #wind

EUR 1.7 billion to build and operate two European data centers that will each be powered by 100% renewable energy. According to Apple, the new data centers - located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark's central Jutland - will run entirely on renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. The company says it will also work with local partners to develop additional renewable energy projects from wind or other sources to provide power in the future. These facilities will have the lowest environmental impact yet for an Apple data center, the company notes. Apple is certainly no stranger to renewable energy. Nearly two years ago, the company said it would power all of its data centers with renewable energy. In fact, output from nearby wind farms powers the company's Newark data center and Cupertino, Calif.-based corporate headquarters. The European data centers are expec...

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