Apple sets sights on Oregon for next solar-powered data center

by Cassady Sharp

January 7, 2014

Solar panels at Denver International Airport, part of a more than 8 MW ground mounted solar power system, more than any other commercial airport in the United States. DIA signed a 20 year purchase agreement with Constellation Energy for potentially 7,000 megawatt hours from the 19,000 Yingli PV modules, to meet about 6 percent of the airport's energy demand.

© Greenpeace / Robert Meyers

Continuing its initiative to provide solar energy for its expansive data centers, Apple is looking to build a solar farm and data center in Prineville, Oregon. The company has already built solar farms near data centers in North Carolina and Nevada. Not only will this solar farm provide clean energy for the company's data center, Apple also plans to sell energy back to the local utility. Read more about Apple's latest solar farm.

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