Flyover: Apple’s Massive Solar Array for the iDataCenter


Apple’s data center in Maiden, North Carolina is the location of the nation’s largest end-user-owned solar photovoltaic array, and the array produces onsite renewable energy to the iDataCenter. This 100-acre, 20-megawatt (MW) facility has an annual production capacity of 42 million kWh of clean, low-carbon, renewable energy. The 1:20-minute video has no sound, but the images provide a dazzling view of the acres of photovoltaics. The solar facility is part of Apple’s approach to environmental responsibility.

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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  1. Gary Tulie

    Glad to see Apple taking action to reduce its emissions, just wish they could have put at least some of the solar array on their rooftop rather than taking up so much land for the sole purpose of generating solar power.