Apple Promises 100 Percent Green Data Center

Apparently, construction on a 10,000 sq. ft. "modular" facility has begun already, but the company is planning to add much bigger buildings on the 160-acre parcel in the near future. While not confirmed, the renewable energy source for the data center appears to be solar power. Apple is already building a somewhat-green data center in Maiden, North Carolina which will get about 60 percent of its power from a huge solar panel array.

Greenpeace recently claimed that Apple powers its Maiden plant with electricity drawn from coal-powered power plants. Apple, however, stated that Greenpeace got its facts wrong. Greenpeace estimates that Apple's data center power usage at 100 Mwatts, while Apple claims it is only consuming 20 Mwatts. 7 Mwatts come from solar panels and 5 Mwatts from biogas-powered fuel cells, leaving 8 Mwatts to coal power.

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  • kunzite
    They could just convince some iSheep to run on some hamster wheels for power. Apple just needs to drop generalized techy words and they'll do it. Or call it art.
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  • DroKing
    I wouldnt believe anything Apple spews. Id back Greenpeace at this.
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  • kunzite
    They could just convince some iSheep to run on some hamster wheels for power. Apple just needs to drop generalized techy words and they'll do it. Or call it art.
    12
  • Sgtmurder
    While I don't like Apple or the way the do things generally, it wouldn't be the first time Greenpeace is full of shit (and other renewable sources of energy).
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