21 Feb '12, 7pm

20MW Solar Array & Biogas Fuel Cell Touted for Apple's NC Data Center

20MW Solar Array & Biogas Fuel Cell Touted for Apple's NC Data Center

When I posted on Apple's plans to install a large solar array at an NC data center , details were still sketchy. But those details are beginning to come into focus, and it seems that big really does mean BIG. Apple has just updated its environmental performance web page , and among the updates is the tid-bit that it will include the largest end user-owned solar array in the country, as well as a sizeable fuel cell powered by biogas: Our new data center in Maiden, North Carolina, demonstrates our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our facilities through energy-efficient, green building design. The facility has earned the coveted LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. We know of no other data center of comparable size that has achieved this level of LEED certification. Our goal is to run the Maiden facility with high percentage rene...

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