Apple’s Data Centers Now Run Entirely on Renewable Energy


I’m no tree hugger, but some technological advances absolutely stun me. Apple said in an updated report of its environmental policies today that all of their data centers now run entirely on renewable forms of energy.

As of three years ago, only 35% of the Cupertino corporation’s energy consumption was from renewable sources. But as of today’s updated environment page, the company now says that  upwards of 75% of their energy consumption is now from renewable sources, a 114% increase.

Of the advances that make up their ability to use entirely renewable energy is a solar farm that opened in Maiden, North Carolina near one of the company’s largest data centers. It became fully operational in December, and in collaboration with a nearby biogas fuel cells, it was able to make up 60% of the energy for that data center on-site.

[via Bloomberg]

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