Apple plans Nevada solar farm in clean energy push for data centres
(REUTERS) - Apple Inc said it plans to build a new solar farm with NV Energy Inc for power supply to its new data centre in Reno, Nevada, a major step towards its goal of having its data centres run on renewable energy.
Apple and other technology companies such as Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, that build and run computer server farms have come under criticism for their high consumption of electricity and other resources.
These data centres cater to an explosion in Internet traffic, streaming content through mobile devices and hosting of services to corporations.
The new solar farm will provide power to Sierra Pacific Power Co's electric grid that serves Apple's data centre and when completed will generate about hours 43.5 million kilowatt of clean energy a year, Apple said in a statement.