Apple’s North Carolina Data Center To Be 100 Percent Green Energy

by Roy Choi | September 22, 2012

It appears that Apple’s existing solar and fuel cell network is just not enough to power the company’s North Carolina data center.

Currently the Cupertino-based company produces 60 percent of the electricity used to power the data center. Apple is in the works of expanding to another 200+ acres in Catawba County on top of the 100 acres already under Apple’s solar initiatives.  The company plans to produce 124 million kWh of electricity – through two solar plants and a fuel cell installation – to power 100% of the data center’s needs by the end of the year.

For reference, 124 million kWh is enough to power 10,874 homes! So rest easy when you’re pulling apps or media over iCloud, it’s all green energy.

[via CultofMac, Hickory Daily Record, Apple]



Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...