Flyover: Apple’s Massive Solar Array for the iDataCenter
May 23rd, 2013 By: Colleen Miller
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.
Gary TuliePosted June 1st, 2013
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.