North Carolina, Apple still buys land for new solar farms
According to reports Hickory Daily RecordApple spent approximately $ 3 million to buy 200 new acres of land in North Carolina. The land should house a new series of solar panels that will power the Maiden data center, 16 km away from the site. Apple's goal is to power the data center by the end of the year exclusively with renewable energy sources. A 17-hectare land a few km away houses another field of panels capable of supplying 42 million kWh per year, equal to 60% of the energy required to manage the data center (the rest is supplied by companies supplying local electricity using alternative energy sources, including hydroelectric energy). Apple plans to produce 124 million kWh per year, equivalent to the energy that could power 11,000 homes.
The energy obtained by exploiting the light and heat radiated by the sun increasingly used by large companies, many for some time attentive not only to the theme of environmental sustainability but also driven by possible savings (the correct use of energy allows to save resources not indifferent to be used to improve other services). Apple is one of the major US companies to harness the sun's renewable energy.
(By Mauro Notarianni)