18 May '12, 3pm

Apple Powering NC Data Center with 100% Renewable Energy, Doubling Size of Solar Array

Apple is taking great strides to disprove Greenpeace's accusations that its large Maiden, NC data center will be powered mostly by coal. Yesterday the company posted a new page to its website outlining the use of renewable energy at its data centers, revealing some exciting information. The company had already announced plans to build a 20 MW solar array installation and a 5 MW fuel cell installation at the NC data center, which will be the largest private solar array and the largest non-utility fuel cell project in the country. Those projects are expected to provide 60 percent of the data center's electricity needs. The big news is that Apple is now doubling the on-site solar power capacity by building a second 20 MW array with the total solar power generation to now hit 84 million kWh per year. © Apple Reuters reports that SunPower Corp will be the installer for the high...

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