Apple invests in solar farming to power its data centers

solar farm

Apple’s is planning to build a 137 acre solar farm for its the Nevada complex will reportedly generate between 18 and 20 megawatts of power similar to Apple’s two arrays in North Carolina, says GigaOm. Although  this will use a different kind of technology.Instead of a standard farm of solar panels, it will include mirrors that concentrate the sun’s rays on each one up to seven times, increasing the amount of energy produced.

The facility will not only provide electricity for the data center,
but also supply energy to the local grid a plus to the local residents.  Apple will depend on geothermal
energy generated by local plants.

Source: GigaOm