Apple to construct a 20-megawatt photo voltaic farm for its Reno, Nevada knowledge middle

Apple to build a 20-megawatt solar farm for its Reno, Nevada data center

Apple’s Reno, Nevada knowledge middle may be quite a bit greener within the subsequent few years — in accordance with GigaOm, the corporate plans to construct a 137 acre photo voltaic farm proper subsequent to it. The Nevada complicated will reportedly generate between 18 and 20 megawatts of energy just like Apple’s two arrays in North Carolina, however GigaOm says it can use a unique sort of know-how. As an alternative of a regular farm of photo voltaic panels, it’s going to embrace mirrors that focus the solar’s rays on every one as much as seven occasions, growing the quantity of power produced. In a press release despatched to the publication, Cupertino revealed that the power won’t solely present electrical energy for the info middle, but in addition provide power to the native grid. Photo voltaic firm SunPower will work on the array’s engineering and development, however till it is operational (which might be some time), Apple will depend upon geothermal power generated by native crops.

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