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Renewable Energy Powers Apple’s New Data Center

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apple-computer-renewable-energy-santa-monica-537x357The brand new Apple data center in Maiden, North Carolina, is fully powered by renewable energy.

The company announced that this is part of their great attempt to go green and completely switch to renewable energy sources. Around 75% of Apple’s offices are now fully powered by renewables.

The center is fitted with solar panels and fuel cells, which have the capacity of 42 million kWh of low-carbon renewable energy. This equals to the supply of power to nearly 18,000 homes for a whole year.

Electricity is provided by the large solar array built around the center. In addition, there is a second array that is still under construction, but Apple promises to have this in full operation by the end of the year.

The center at Maiden is yet another one of Apple‘s facilities, which has been awarded with the LEED Platinum certification from the U.S Green Building Council.

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