Monday, November 18, 2013

Apple’s Solar Farms Are A Clean Energy Icon

Apple Inc. is a big supporter of clean energy, and that is not a big secret in corporate America. Apple is reportedly planning a huge new data center that will run entirely on clean energy, as we reported last week. The company has been noted by multiple sources to be very active in promoting cleaner electricity and fuel sources for not only its own data centers, but for the rest of the world as well.

In North Carolina, Apple took an unprecedented step by building its own fuel cell farms and solar farms to create clean energy for its data centers there. While Google and Facebook both support clean energy, and have requested the means to purchase electricity from clean sources, Apple is the only company to actually do something to better the world surrounding its data center.

GigaOM reporter Katie Fehrenbacher has an exclusive look at Apple’s data center and the energy that powers it. The report is both interesting, and compelling. Read the entire article here.